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Study Shows Four Key Factors for Self Storage Facilities to Increase Sales

by John Stevens March 31, 2014 11:50 PM
People love reliability. It isn’t always sexy and it doesn’t mean you are going to be a superstar, but if you take the reliable road the chances are whatever you are trying to do will work. Of course, the trick is figuring out what that reliable road is. A recent study thinks it has succeeded in figuring out what that is for the self storage industry. [More]

Joshua Self Storage Auction to Benefit Skydiving Accident Victim

by Holly Robinson March 31, 2014 2:04 PM
On January 25, sixteen-year old Makenzie Wethington, from Joshua, Texas, made a static-line skydiving jump. (That is where a parachute is attached to a line that automatically opens the parachute after the person jumps from the plane.)

Her parachute opened but then Makenzie went into spiral fall. She fell approximately 3,500 feet to the ground and suffered a broken lumbar spine, a broken pelvis, a broken shoulder blade, and several broken ribs. Her liver was damaged and one of her teeth was knocked out. [More]

Chilean Company Will Soon Open the Coolest Self Storage Facility Ever Built

by Kim Kilpatrick March 28, 2014 11:08 PM
Cool, hip, happening, fun—not adjectives that are often associated with the self storage industry. To be fair, there are not too many industries outside of ones that are entertainment related that do qualify as any of them. However, once Chilean developer Red Megacentro finishes renovating a multi-purpose facility in Miami that will all change. [More]

New Self Storage in Pennsylvania Holds Grand Opening

by Winnie Hsiu March 28, 2014 6:09 PM
Recently, Eastland Storage in North Versailles, Pennsylvania, held its grand opening. The new facility has 99 storage units that range from 25 square feet in size to 150. A few people have already rented units. The owners hope that as the weather warms and as people spring clean their homes that more units will be rented. [More]

Self Storage Company Gets Back to Charitable Ways

by Tony Gonzalez March 27, 2014 10:28 PM
Sometimes you just need to take a break. Sometimes it helps to just walk away, do something else, or just do nothing and take the time to recharge your proverbial batteries. You don’t necessarily have to be going through bad times. Even when things are going well it doesn’t hurt to take a step back so when you return refreshed and ready to do even better—like the Lawai Cannery Self Storage has. [More]

Extra Space Storage Concludes Annual Conference

by Holly Robinson March 27, 2014 5:14 PM
that is where Extra Space Storage recently held its annual Partner Conference. [More]

Man Has Dogs But Self Storage Facilities Have Vertical Consultants

by John Stevens March 26, 2014 11:53 PM
Dogs are the unquestioned best friend off mankind. There is just something about those furry creatures; there love, devotion, and unwavering loyalty perhaps. Whatever the reason man is lucky to have dogs and vice versa. Businesses—self storage and otherwise—havee to look elsewhere. [More]

Climber with Double Knee Replacements Leaves for Mt. Everest

by Kim Kilpatrick March 26, 2014 4:25 PM
Do you know anybody that has had a knee replacement? You probably do because more than 600,000 are performed each year in the United States. By 2030, the demand for total knee replacement surgery will exceed 3 million. [More]

Climber with Double Knee Replacements Leaves for Mt. Everest

by Kim Kilpatrick March 26, 2014 4:08 PM
Do you know anybody that has had a knee replacement? You probably do because more than 600,000 are performed each year in the United States. By 2030, the demand for total knee replacement surgery will exceed 3 million. [More]

MiniCo Insurance Agency Produces First in a Series of Training Videos

by Winnie Hsiu March 25, 2014 7:41 PM
Employee turnover presents a huge training hurdle for managers and owners of self storage facilities to overcome. Besides being trained in their duties and procedures new employees need to be trained in risk management. Training – especially when it’s done in a one-on-one situation – can be expensive. But the consequences that could happen if an employee is not trained in risk management are vastly more expensive in the long run. [More]
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