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It’s All About Traffic in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens April 25, 2014 6:54 PM
Traffic can be both good and bad—it all depends on the type. If you are trying to get home from work than the traffic on the freeway is definitely bad. If you run a website than traffic is definitely a good thing. Businesses inside of a shopping mall are fond of foot traffic. [More]

Self Storage Company Proves it has a Really, Really Big Heart

by John Stevens August 19, 2011 11:31 AM
A lesson that parents often try to get across to their children is that you should treat others the way you want to be treated. When you treat them with respect, they will (or at least should) treat you with the same kind of respect. [More]

Self Storage Continues to prove to be a Smart Investment

by John Stevens July 8, 2011 1:49 PM
Forrest Gump was a great movie with a lot of scenes that will forever be considered iconic to the movie industry. Tom Hanks’s character appeared to be one of the luckiest individuals on the face of the planet with all the things that happened to him. His investment in that company with the fruit logo (Apple Computers) was a perfect example. [More]

New Jersey Self Storage Company Trying to Keep the Garden State Green

by Holly Robinson April 14, 2011 1:14 PM
An educator once said that every person should use what Mother Nature gave them before Father Time takes it away. When it comes to personal attributes the culprit would be Father Time (along with one’s own destructive behavior). The person is not all Mother Nature provided to us; there is the planet that we live on as well. [More]

Texas Self Storage Business Survives Loss of Roof to Microburst

by Winnie Hsiu August 25, 2010 5:40 PM
At this time of the year, we hear a lot about tornadoes in the news. But this Monday, a Sherman, Texas self storage facility was hit by a different, but potentially just as devastating, kind of wind that can also come from a severe thunderstorm -- a microburst, which is a kind of downdraft. A-American Self-Storage lost the top layer of the roof off one of its five rows of self storage units to high winds from a microburst. Fortunately, A-American’s roof is well made. The lower layers of the roof held steady, and tenants later reported that only a few light sprinkles of water, at worst, were able to penetrate the damaged roof during the remainder of the storm. [More]