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Changes in Store for Some State Self Storage Legislation

by Tony Gonzalez March 15, 2013 9:51 PM
Over the last few years the self storage industry has become pretty big business. Due to different circumstances people in the U.S. have found a need for self storage space and have been using it. However, as business began to boom so did the need for change to existing self storage related laws. While there has been significant progress there is still need for more. [More]

American Self Storage Converts to a New Management Software

by Winnie Hsiu March 15, 2013 5:38 PM
Businesses face many challenges when they convert from their existing software system to a completely different one. When the business has different facilities in different cities, the challenge becomes even greater.

American Self Storage recently faced – and overcame – those challenges. They have converted their legacy management software to the Self Storage Manager. That software system is now live in all of their facilities, which are located in California, Nevada, and Arizona. [More]

Protection From More Than Crime Important in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens March 14, 2013 6:45 PM
If people could control the weather—if it was actually possible—someone would have figured out how to do it by now. That kind of talent only exists in the movies or comics like with the X-Men! So in absence of that control people have only one choice. They have to figure out some way to protect themselves and their belongings from the ravages of weather. [More]

Stor-All Launches Groundbreaking Initiative

by Kim Kilpatrick March 14, 2013 1:42 PM
Today, Stor-All launched a groundbreaking initiative called “Loc-all Good – Promoting community goodness.” This initiative focuses on promoting goodness in the hyper-local market of all of its facilities throughout Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. [More]

Self Storage Industry Anything but Lonely in the Lone Star State

by Winnie Hsiu March 14, 2013 7:39 AM
Three Dog Night once sang about how one is the loneliest number. More than likely they were just talking about on a personal level, but it is actually true on a business level as well. A single business may be competition free, but having said it is proof that the industry is strong enough to support multiple businesses. [More]

Vertical Consultants Have Helped Over 1200 Self-Storage Sites

by Kim Kilpatrick March 13, 2013 6:03 PM
Vertical Consultants recently announced that they have now provided their services and expertise to over 1,200 self storage sites across North America. They have worked with the top 100 self storage operators in the nation in addition to smaller-sized operations. [More]

Beauty Abounds in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson March 12, 2013 7:27 PM
The self storage industry has been steadily kicking one stigma that it has been saddled with to the curb—that it is not a very attractive industry; that facilities take away from the community rather than add to it. Facilities are now winning awards for their appearance and are often applauded for their landscaping and just their overall appearance. [More]

News Round Up for the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens March 12, 2013 5:37 PM
There is always something happening in the self storage industry. Today, let’s look at three snippets of news around the nation.

Storage Express recently purchases three facilities in Sidney, Ohio, from Lock-It-Up Storage. This adds 62,000 square feet and 500 storage units to Storage Express’ portfolio. Storage Express will rebrand the facilities, upgrade them with the latest security systems, personalized access control features, add automated 24-hour rental centers, and other amenities that are offered at their other facilities. [More]

Locals Think Self Storage Company is ‘Amazing’

by Kim Kilpatrick March 11, 2013 8:08 PM
The picture of success for a self storage industry is something that everyone has their own definition of. For some it may be strictly an economic indicator like making more money than the next guy. Others may consider it accolades. While there are still some that consider the impact made in the community more of an indicator of success. [More]

Arizona Self Storage Association Announces 2013 Conference and Trade Show

by Winnie Hsiu March 11, 2013 8:02 PM
New. Different. Exciting. Those words describe the Arizona Self Storage Association (AZSA) 2013 Conference and Trade Show that will be held May 14-15. It will be held at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler, Arizona. [More]
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