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A-1 Self Storage in California to Build a New Facility

by Winnie Hsiu August 9, 2012 5:30 PM
There’s been a general feeling lately that the economy is improving. Often, the health of small businesses is an indicator of the health of the U.S. economy. Some analysts feel that the buying and selling of these businesses indicate whether the economy is strong or weak. There is some debate on this issue yet the numbers for business sales for 2012 are above the sales figures for 2011.

While A-1 Self Storage in California is not a small business, if you looked at their recent activity, you would see that they are growing and expanding. [More]

A-1 Self Storage Supports Catholic Relief Services

by Holly Robinson July 16, 2012 8:22 PM
Owners and managers of self storage facilities are very community minded. They like to help out and give back to the community where their facility is located. They also like to help out charitable organizations. Over the years, we at the Self Storage Industry News have written about many of the organizations that have been helped: Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warrior Outdoors, Inc., Angel Flight, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Toys for Tots, Kure It, and Moveable feast. [More]

Airport Mini Storage in Riverside, CA, Hosts Rummage Sale Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu June 8, 2012 3:03 PM
Airport Mini Storage is hosting the first rummage sale fundraiser for Steppin' On Up. The fundraiser will be held at the storage facility at 7044 Arlington Ave. in Riverside, California. It will be held this Saturday, June 9, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. [More]

Magellan Storage in California Acquires 2 New Facilities

by Winnie Hsiu April 13, 2012 6:40 PM
Magellan Storage, part of the Magellan Group, recently purchased two new facilities to add to their portfolio. The cost totaled $11.2 million dollars. [More]

Cardinale Moving and Storage in California Wins Award

by Kim Kilpatrick March 26, 2012 2:08 PM
Recently, the Cardinale Moving & Storage in Castroville, California, was honored with winning the Business of the Year award at the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce awards dinner on Saturday, March 24, 2012. They are well deserving of this award. [More]

Mini Storage Business Asks City to Lower Developer Fees

by John Stevens February 15, 2012 7:10 PM
Paul Ridenour, senior vice president for construction and development at Derrel’s Mini Storage, recently met with the Clovis city council. He requested that the city lower the development fees that the city charges mini storage businesses. He presented information that indicated that some of the fees, especially water and sewer, may be excessive for mini storage facilities. [More]

Self Storage News Tidbits from Around the Nation

by Kim Kilpatrick January 31, 2012 12:05 PM
The United States Commerce Association (USCA) selected Vail Ranch Self Storage in Temecula, California, as the 2011 Best of Temecula Award in the self storage category. The Best of Business award honors exceptional local businesses across the United States. Based in New York City, the USCA yearly awards companies that have achieved marketing success and that provide exceptional service to their customers and to their community. [More]

California Community Set to End Ban on Self Storage Facilities

by Holly Robinson January 12, 2012 3:44 PM
One of the great things about living in just about any community in the United States is that if there is something that enough of the people do not like that the local government entity can pass a law to either regulate or ban it all together. On the flip side, if they later see that the law does not work or was wrong to begin with that can change to. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Holly Robinson December 30, 2011 8:03 AM
As the year draws to a close, you would think that news in the self storage industry would be rather quiet. Not so! Here’s a small roundup of some exciting things going on around the country. [More]

Self Storage Company Setting the Bar High

by Tony Gonzalez December 14, 2011 8:44 PM
Philanthropy is a worthwhile endeavor no matter what time of year it is or what the cause may be. The act of giving of oneself--whether it is time, energy, and/or money-- is an admirable thing for people to do. One self storage manager in California is doing her best to make sure her first endeavor is a great one. [More]
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