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No Need to Go it Alone Where the Self Storage Industry is Concerned

by Tony Gonzalez September 28, 2012 6:56 PM
The concept of working together is one that is common throughout our society. Teachers like students to do group projects. Even individual sports like golf require a team effort to in competitions. Sometimes you’ll find people that will try to go it alone rather than work with the team. That is hardly the case when it comes to the self storage industry. [More]

The Texas Self Storage State Association Elects New Officers

by Winnie Hsiu September 28, 2012 6:39 PM
The board of directors of the Texas Self Storage Association recently elected new executive officers for the upcoming year. The members of the Executive Committee are: President Mark Skeans with Mission Road Mini-Storage in San Antonio; Vice President Mike Gately with Daughtry Properties in San Antonio; Treasurer Amy Nolan of The Storage Place in Corpus Christi; Secretary Paul Glover of Storage Choice in Dallas; and, Immediate Past President Tom McCloskey of MC Storage in Lytle. [More]

Self Storage Industry Has a Place in its Heart for the Military

by Kim Kilpatrick September 27, 2012 8:08 PM
In a perfect world people would make in salary a monetary equivalent to the social value of the work that they do. People that decide to go into the military and other forms of public service clearly do it for reasons other than monetary compensation which is just one of many reasons why people should take whatever opportunities they can to show their appreciation for those that risk their lives to protect the freedom of others. [More]

A New Self Storage Facility Opens in Durban, South Africa

by John Stevens September 27, 2012 8:00 PM
The self storage industry is growing and expanding in South Africa. Several different self storage brands have built and developed facilities in the area: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Pinehurst, Centurion, Table View, Boksburg, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town. Recently, a new self storage facility opened its doors in the city of Durban. [More]

Alcatraz Storage in Fort Wayne Partners with Perfect Paws Pet Rescue

by Winnie Hsiu September 26, 2012 8:00 PM
Each day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. Each year, eight million dogs and cats enter animal shelters in the United States. Approximately 64% of them end up being euthanized because the shelters are over crowded and lack funding to cover their food and vaccinations. They are also put down because the animals cannot be placed in permanent homes. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows How to Get the Most Out of its Garage Sales

by Holly Robinson September 26, 2012 6:59 PM
Many self storage companies are well known for their charitable work. Hundreds of them get involved in Toys for Tots each year. Many more collect food during the Holidays as well as numerous other endeavors. Some have even gone through the time and trouble to build a reputation for their charity work that helps keep people coming back. [More]

Olympic Competition Nothing New to the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez September 25, 2012 9:24 PM
What do McKayla Maroney, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Ryan Lochte, Kobe Bryant, and the self storage industry have in common? Stumped? It’s not as hard as you might think. Here’s a hint—it’s actually exactly what you think it is. [More]

MyWay Mobile Storage Donates Portable Storage Containers for Oktoberfest in Saint Charles

by Kim Kilpatrick September 25, 2012 4:10 PM
There are a lot of details that go into planning different events. There are also lots of materials (signs, banners, flyers, chairs, tables, etc.) that need to be kept dry and safe before and during the event. Self storage businesses recognize these needs and step up and offer their services to fill them. [More]

Georgia Couple Goes Home with a Real Treasure from Self Storage Auction

by John Stevens September 24, 2012 8:50 PM
Consider this your warning; you may want to grab a tissue, handkerchief, or something before your read this story. It’s a heartwarming one that speaks well for the people that you can meet in and around the self storage industry, but it will make you tear up still all the same. [More]

Door to Door Storage and Moving Announces Winner of the Photo Contest

by Winnie Hsiu September 24, 2012 2:20 PM
Travel has changed drastically from the first invention of the Model T Ford. The majority of families in the United States own a vehicle of some sort. Instead of dirt roads, we now have massive interstate freeways that cross our nation. The allure of Route 66, the most famous road in America, enticed families to pack up the kids and load up their car and set off on a road trip. [More]
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