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Stock N Lock Self Storage Hires Teen Apprentice

by Winnie Hsiu May 30, 2014 8:07 PM
Everybody isn’t cut out to go to a college or a university. An alternative route toward employment needs to be taken instead because everyone still needs skills and qualifications that will enable them to get a job to support themselves. Here’s a story about a teen that successfully completed an apprenticeship and was rewarded with a full-time job. [More]

The Store Room in England Help's Children's Charity

by Tony Gonzalez May 16, 2014 11:31 PM
The Store Room in England chose the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity as their ‘charity of the year’ for 2014. Monies collected from their fundraising events this year will go to the Rainbow Trust.

To kick of this year’s fundraising efforts, The Store Room employees are participating in the National Three Peaks Challenge. This challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales, and Scotland within a 24 hour time period. The three peaks are Snowdon, Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis. [More]

A & B Storage in England Seeks to Expand Their Business

by Winnie Hsiu January 3, 2014 4:50 PM
A & B Storage in Chelmsford, England, is looking at expanding their self storage facilities. Growth is always good. But, a youth club is currently using the building that they have their eye on. That complicates things a bit. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup for September

by Holly Robinson September 9, 2013 8:33 PM
From zoning issues to electronic waste to the opening of new self storage facilities, there is a lot going on in the self storage industry. [More]

BiG Storage in Chester, England, Sponsors Football Team

by Winnie Hsiu July 11, 2013 9:38 PM
BiG Storage in Chester, England, is extending their sponsorship of the Chester Football club for its fourth year in a row. Andrew Donaldson, partner of BiG Storage said that his company is proud to be one of the founding sponsors of the club and pleased to continue its sponsorship. For BiG Storage, it was a ‘no brainer,’ according to Donaldson. [More]

The Big Yellow Box Self Storage Company to Help a Zoo

by Kim Kilpatrick May 13, 2013 1:28 PM
Years ago, a circus came to our town and my family went to it. I was enamored with two of the animals – the elephants and the giraffes. So I was delighted when I learned of about the Big Yellow Self Storage Company new project: they will be storing 112 giraffes for a month. [More]

News Round Up in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 30, 2012 7:00 PM
There are always lots of activities going on in the self storage industry. Today is no exception. There are three items that caught my eye today: news from Maryland, Virginia, and England. [More]

Teeny Homes Equal Big Opportunities for Self Storage in the UK

by Kim Kilpatrick May 17, 2012 1:48 PM
In the United States in 1973, the average square feet per home was 1,660. In 2010, the average home was 2,392. That was a substantial increase in size.

In 2009, an average-sized home in the tiny country of Denmark was 1,474 square feet. On the other side of the world, the average-sized home in Costa Rica on 2010 was 2,000 square feet.

And how does England compare with those home sizes? [More]

News Round-Up in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson May 14, 2012 3:12 PM
Two self storage facilities in Wyoming will be holding their second annual garage sale and raffle. Walsh Drive Storage in Casper and Interstate Storage Solutions in Evansville are sponsoring this event as a fund raiser for the Youth Crisis Center (YCC). Last year their garage sale raised $5,000. They want to raise $6,000 this year. [More]

When Homes Are in Peril, Self Storage Owners Often Lend a Helping Hand

by John Stevens May 17, 2011 6:51 AM
It is often thanks to the kindness of strangers that many people get past difficult situations in life. And those in the power to help in a direct way, sometimes self storage operators and owners, are thankfully often among the first to act. One such person was Detroit, Mich., businessman Glenn Wash who owns Schaefer Lyndon Self Storage and reached out to help a man who faces losing his home. [More]
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