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Self Storage Insurance Probe in Alabama

by Tony Gonzalez March 4, 2014 7:44 PM
House insurance. Car insurance. Life insurance. People who sell these types of insurance are required by law to have a license to sell it. A recent brouhaha is stirring in Alabama concerning self storage facilities that require tenants to buy insurance to protect their belongings that they store in the facility. Some of the people in Alabama are unhappy about this requirement. [More]

Downtown Self Storage in Huntsville Part of Innovative Project

by Tony Gonzalez February 4, 2014 8:55 PM
Like its name implies, Downtown Self Storage is in the heart of downtown Huntsville, Alabama. Like many other self storage facilities, it has climate controlled units, a drive-in loading bay, moving and packing supplies, delivery and package acceptance, and high-speed Internet access. Their team members strive to provide customers with the best customer service in the industry. [More]

Alabama Self Storage Company Proves You Can Mess With Texas

by Holly Robinson December 17, 2013 11:58 PM
Football can bring the best or worst out of people depending on how you look at things. Fans will go to no end to show how much they love the game from breaking world records for noise, to face painting or even just wearing team colors to work on Fridays. People like to support their team by any means necessary—and that includes people in the self storage industry. [More]

The Storage Neighbor Adds to Its Portfolio

by Holly Robinson August 10, 2012 1:20 PM
NitNeil Partners announced that it purchased the .86 acre piece of property that was formerly the A.C. White building on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta's Inman Park neighborhood. NitNeil Partners and Cartel Properties plan to co-develop it and create a new self storage facility that will operate under The Storage Neighbor brand. [More]

Jingle from Contest Hits the Airwaves

by Winnie Hsiu April 9, 2012 4:03 PM
It's pretty heady to win $5,000 in a contest because you created a video jingle. That's a lot of contest money to win. Now, fast forward several months.That jingle is now hitting the airwaves in Las Vegas and the Atlanta metro area. That's another exciting milestone for the creator of the jingle. [More]

Self Storage Owner Helps Out Tornado Victims

by Holly Robinson March 6, 2012 3:41 PM
Last Friday, around 100 tornadoes ripped through Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. Like tornadoes normally do, this one left a trail of damage and chaos. Homes crumpled. Windows shattered. Debris, broken lumber, twisted metal, mangled cars, shredded clothing, fallen trees, and downed power poles fill the area. Utility workers worked feverishly to supply power to area. [More]

iStore Self Storage in Birmingham, Alabama, Wins Award

by John Stevens December 15, 2011 11:01 AM
A bad economy. Bankers hesitant to lend money. An up-scale community not very pleased to have a self-storage facility as a neighbor. These could be insurmountable odds. But not for iStore Self Store who was recently awarded the 2011 Facility of the Year Overall Winner by the mini storage business. It is the newest state-of-the art and environmentally conscious self storage provider in Birmingham, Alabama. [More]

Winner to Sing It Smart Video Jingle Contest Announced

by Kim Kilpatrick November 22, 2011 8:51 AM
SmartStop ™ Self Storage announced Brent Morgan of Athens, Alabama, as the winner of the "Sing it Smart" video jingle contest. Morgan receives the grand price of $5,000 for getting the most number of votes on Facebook for his catchy guitar solo "Goodbye Clutter, Hello Floors." [More]

Save on Moving, Packing, and Organizing Supplies During Sales Tax Holidays

by John Stevens August 6, 2010 11:47 PM
Several states have instituted sales tax holidays this August, to give families a break while shopping for school supplies and to stimulate local economies. Many retail stores are offering special deals to coincide with tax-free days. Although the tax holidays are intended for back to school shoppers, many packing and organizing supplies, such as strapping tape and file folders, will be tax-free as well. People who are thinking of moving their files into storage, or decluttering a home in preparation for putting it on the market, may want to take advantage of the August tax-free holidays. [More]

Where Will HP’s Laid-Off Employees Relocate (If Necessary)?

by John Stevens June 1, 2010 9:34 PM
In September of 2008, Hewlett-Packard (HP) took over information technology (IT) provider Electronic Data Systems, and then proceeded to cut 24,600 jobs. Today HP announced that it will be cutting about 9,000 more. Lately, technology firms in Silicon Valley have starting recruiting more aggressively again. But will there be enough technology jobs in the Valley for the 9,000 Hewlett-Packard employees that will be laid off over the next several years?

HP says that it will also be adding a total of 6,000 jobs to its sales and delivery teams, but the 9,000 laid-off employees will be from IT. The IT jobs will disappear as HP automates more of the services that it provides to clients. Some technology companies in the area, such as Google, Intel, and Cisco are adding jobs. But analysts say that many technology jobs are starting to migrate to other cities -- and laid-off technology workers are beginning to follow. [More]
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