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More Growth in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick January 9, 2014 4:30 PM
Growth – and more growth. Two self storage businesses are purchasing land or purchasing facilities to develop their portfolio. Growth is a good thing for the industry – and good for the country. [More]

In the Self Storage News

by Winnie Hsiu September 25, 2013 8:59 PM
It’s totally amazing all of the activities in the self storage industry. All of these happenings indicate that the industry is strong, vibrant, and growing. Here are three news items across the United States that are examples of what is going on.

First, a Charolotte-based self storage company bought a storage facility in Virginia-Highland. (Virginia-Highland is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, that was named after the intersection of two streets Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue. That is the heart of a busy commercial center of the neighborhood.) The facility was purchased for $6.1 million dollars. [More]

Atlanta Soon to Have Coolest, Hippest Self Storage Facility in Existene

by John Stevens September 17, 2013 11:35 PM
When most people thing of self storage facilities the y think of one of two things. Thanks to cable television they imagine line auctions, but they also imagine just about every scene in television shows and movies where the cops found something in a unit or the bad guys hid all sorts of illegal things. What they don’t do is thing about hanging out. [More]

Storage Post Purchases Another Facility

by Winnie Hsiu May 9, 2013 2:36 PM
A recent article in the Washington Post indicated several signs that the economy in the United States is still slowly recovering. Because home foreclosures have dropped, the housing market is moving and sales are up. Loans have been repaid. Personal finances have improved. People are more willing to eat out, shop, or go on a vacation. Businesses are expanding. And Storage Post self storage is part of the upward swing in the economy. [More]

News Roundup of the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu January 23, 2013 11:14 AM
There are three pieces of news that I would like to share with you today.

First, the Inside Self Storage World Expo will be held April 3-5 in the Paris Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas. Put that on your calendar and plan on attending. [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 Company Joins SeptemberFest Street Fair

by Tony Gonzalez September 21, 2011 8:06 PM
Storage Post, a self storage facility, will join in the Nyack SeptemberFest street fair held this coming Sunday, September 25. The fair will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Main Street and Broadway will be closed to traffic. [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]

Mobile Storage Supports Atlanta Green House Model

by Winnie Hsiu March 2, 2010 10:57 PM
UNITS Mobile Storage, of Atlanta, Georgia, has announced that it is donating several portable storage units to help with the construction of the Midtown Green House, the green home that is being built to model green building technology at the 2010 Southern Building Show and Conference. The Southern Building Show will be held May 13 to 15, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

The Southern Building Conference, which is meeting for the 17th year in a row, provides an opportunity for Southern builders, remodelers, architects, designers, and building tradespeople to meet, network, continue their education, and learn about new technologies and building products that are becoming available. The show will include education sessions on green building, and the Midtown Green House is being built as a model. The house is a project of Earthcraft House, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association's environmentally-friendly building program. Progress in the house's construction can be viewed online at the Midtown Green House website. [More]