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Self Storage News Roundup

by Tony Gonzalez November 6, 2012 4:02 PM
Today is an important day in the news. Not only is it election day here in the United States, there is a lot of action going on in the self storage industry. Here's a roundup of only three items in today's news. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Kim Kilpatrick July 24, 2012 6:41 AM
bSome days in the news, the self storage industry is quiet. Not much happens. Other days, it’s a flurry of activities. Today, it’s a flurry.

Changes are coming to the small town of Busti, New York. Busti is on the south end of Chautauqua Lake. It has a population of 7,000. Their town board held a public hearing on the Joe Casel’s proposal to add self storage units to his business. He owns Casel Auto Wrecking and seeks a special-use permit. He wants to transform his salvage yard into a self storage facility. He already has one facility that has 25 units. He seeks to build two more buildings. [More]

New Storage Facility Opens in Glen Cove, New York

by Kim Kilpatrick April 12, 2012 8:37 PM
It seems that every community has a business that has closed its doors and the building sits vacant. The building soon becomes an eyesore falling into disrepair with weeds sprouting everywhere. That’s what the site of the former Photocircuits factory in Glen Cove, New York, was like. [More]

Westy's Self Storage in New Jersey Supports Book Drive

by John Stevens March 22, 2012 2:56 PM
Westy's Self Storage in New Jersey announced its support of a local book drive. The self storage company has supported the book drive in previous years. It is pleased to be a designated drop off location once again for this year’s for book donations. The Summit College Club is the sponsor the book drive. [More]

Harrington Moving and Storage Will Particpate in the Valerie Fund Walk

by Kim Kilpatrick March 19, 2012 3:33 PM
Jeff Harrington, owner of Harrington Moving & Storage in Maplewood, New Jersey, announced his participation in the 2012 Valerie Fund Walk. The Valerie Fund is a not-for-profit organization that provides support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. Harrington always stresses the importance of volunteering in the community and feels this is a great way to give back. Harrington's own son will complete his chemotherapy treatments in June. [More]

Safeguard Self Storage Opens Tenth Facility in Chicago

by Tony Gonzalez December 20, 2011 9:15 AM
Safeguard Self Storage recently acquired its tenth facility. Their newest location is in Chicago and is located at 9001 West 47th street in McCook Village, 15 miles west of Chicago. Safeguard has 10 locations within the Chicago area and 63 stores nationwide. [More]

Lucenda Self-Storage Announced Addition to their Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick October 11, 2011 9:34 AM
Mark and Lori Allen, managers of Lucenda Self Storage in Plattsburgh, New York, announced they will add four new self-storage buildings to their current facility. The new buildings will be located on the former Bouyea Bakery property. [More]

Storage Businesses Suport Local Charities

by Tony Gonzalez August 23, 2011 8:40 AM
Owners of self storage businesses are very community minded. They donate to cancer research projects, library books to local elementary schools, and car washes for high school clubs and sports teams. They seek ways to support and improve their community. Recently, a self storage company committed to support a scholarship program that allows inner city children to attend a local parochial school. [More]

California Investigation Makes Self Storage Insurance a Timely Topic

by John Stevens December 6, 2010 8:02 AM
Of up most concern to both storage facility owners and customers is the care of the items placed into storage. For instance, if a customer requested a climate-controlled unit for a collection of instruments and paintings, they expect to get what they paid for so that their items are not damaged. Sometimes, however, the unthinkable happens and fires break out or thefts occur. That is where insurance comes in and it is one of the most important considerations when running a storage business. [More]

Real Estate Investors Turn to Self Storage Properties

by Holly Robinson October 21, 2010 10:48 PM
Investors continue to take advantage of real estate investment opportunities in self storage as a way to escape otherwise risky commercial real estate markets, reports this week suggest. Self storage properties -- or land destined for self storage properties -- changed hands in Texas, Florida, and New York this week. [More]
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