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Conversions Still Common in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez February 8, 2013 10:33 PM
For a while lenders were reluctant to approve too many loans for the construction of new self storage facilities. The general perception was that in a down economy it was just not smart business to invest so much money into building new facilities—especially when it was entirely possible to take any of a number of existing structures and convert them into self storage facilities. [More]

New Online Rapid Booking System Offered by Centreforce Technology

by John Stevens July 1, 2011 9:04 AM
In these high-tech times, people looking to rent a self storage unit want instantaneous information and action. A new, online booking system released by RapidStor specifically for the self storage industry offers customers real-time prices for units and gives them the option of an immediate move-in. [More]

PA Self Storage Owner Recognized for Preserving Historic Coca Cola Plant

by Kim Kilpatrick May 25, 2010 2:28 PM
Historic York, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving historic architecture in York County, Pennsylvania, has given Ken Snyder, the owner of Capital Self Storage of Springettsbury Township, an award for preserving the building that used to house the Coca-Cola Bottling Works. Snyder converted the building to use it as a self storage facility. The Capital Self Storage conversion was one of four building projects to be honored with a 2010 Historic Preservation Award by Historic York. [More]

Former Coca-Cola Plant Converted to Self-Storage

by Tony Gonzalez February 8, 2010 6:54 AM
Capital Self Storage, of Springettsbury Township, Pennsylvania, has begun renovating a former Coca-Cola bottling plant, to add the space to its self-storage facility. Capital made the decision to buy the old Coca-Cola plant two years ago. It plans to demolish an old garage at the back of the property, putting up five new buildings in its place. The expansion will add about 350 new storage units, comprising 38,000 feet of additional space, to Capital's facility. The project will cost about $1 million to complete, according to Capital's owner, Ken Snyder.

Snyder was excited about the opportunity to expand Capital's space, noting that the Coca-Cola plant's location is idea because it is in the middle of a densely-populated, heavily-traveled area. Business in Pennsylvania has been good lately, he says, not because of foreclosures, but because of other factors, such as children moving back in with their parents. [More]