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Self Storage Company Wants to Make it a Warm Holiday

by Winnie Hsiu December 22, 2012 12:41 AM
When it comes to trying to get something accomplished that has a bigger purpose than self-gratification it often helps to have a helping hand. If the project or task is small enough family and/or friends may be enough, but when it comes to doing something grander like collecting warm clothes for the needy it helps to have as much assistance as possible. [More]

Owner of Pond Springs Self Storage Helps Fire Victims

by Tony Gonzalez December 21, 2012 6:00 PM
Imagine that your home is all decorated for the holidays. Imagine presents piling up underneath the Christmas tree. Imagine the excitement that family members have in anticipation of the big day.

Now, imagine that your home is on fire and all of those visions of a wonderful Christmas are going up in smoke. That’s what happened to the residents of the International Residences Apartment complex yesterday in the early morning hours. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants You to Help MOW

by Holly Robinson December 20, 2012 8:26 PM
There are approximately seven billion people in the world; around 312 million of them live in the United States alone. If we lived in a perfect world filled with so many people every one of them would go to bed with a full belly, but sadly that is not the case here in the U.S. or abroad. [More]

Another Movie Based on the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens December 20, 2012 6:05 PM
The movie “Self Storage” is set to come out in March 2013. Produced by Chad Verdi and directed by Tom DeNucci, this movie is a horror movie about a night watchman who decides to throw a party for his friends who are home from college. He invites them to come to the highly secure self storage facility where he works. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Kim Kilpatrick December 19, 2012 8:15 PM
In Fairfield, Connecticut, Westy Self Storage is participating in the Toys for Tots donation drive again this year. The drive will run until December 24. People can drop off new toys 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 on Sundays. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Sell its Simplicity

by Tony Gonzalez December 19, 2012 8:06 PM
According to an old saying the devil is in the details. That could mean that if you are not careful the details can come back to cost you in the long run, especially if you are not fully aware of them. It could also be a real coy way of trying to tell people to read the fine print or simply to pay attention. As important as the details are sometimes it is necessary to remind people how simple something can actually be. [More]

Self Storage Owner Helps Homeless Man

by Winnie Hsiu December 18, 2012 9:06 PM
Greg Laing, of Aldergrove, British Columbia, had fallen on hard times. He was unable to find work. Struggling to make ends meet, he lived with his dog in a camper on a pickup truck. Then, things took a turn for the worse. [More]

Self Storage Industry Wants to Make Sure Some Soldiers Have a Reason to Smile this Christmas

by John Stevens December 18, 2012 8:53 PM
The men and women of the Armed Forces have an incredibly tough job on their hands. Not only do they willfully put themselves in harm’s way, but their duty often requires them to be away from their friends and family for lengthy periods of time. When that time coincides with the holidays it makes the job even tougher. [More]

Faith a Regular Part of Business for South Carolina Self Storage Company

by Kim Kilpatrick December 17, 2012 9:28 PM
There is a driving force behind everything that people and businesses—like the self storage industry—do. It might be the love of money, of family, of a significant other—loves of something or someone. For many it may be the desire for success, personal achievement, competition, or even to spite someone that said you couldn’t do it (whatever it may be). [More]

Trachte Building Systems Hires New CFO

by Holly Robinson December 17, 2012 4:24 PM
Trachte Building Systems announced that Larry Pribyl has been hired as CFO for Trachte and its subsidiaries. Larry has a BA in Mathematics from Wabash College and an MBA from Minnesota State University. He has worked for General Electric, Honeywell, and Schneider Logistics. Most recently, he served as Director of Finance and Group Controller at Andersen Windows and Renewal. Trachte also hired Brandon Eichstadt to work in sales support and promoted Pat Jarman to the customer service department. [More]
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