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Amazing Spaces Self Storage Centers Partner in an e-Waste Recycling Program

by Holly Robinson October 11, 2013 4:05 PM
Cell phones. Computers. Monitors. Tablets. iPads. TVs. These are wonderful inventions used in businesses and personal use all over the world. When they break or become outdated, people need to discard them but can’t just throw them in the garbage. It isn’t safe for the environment.

In an effort to assist the residents of Houston, Mayor Annise Parker announced a partnership between the City of Houston, Amazing Spaces Self Storage, CompuCycle, and GREENspot DROPoff. This partnership will provide residents with a free and comprehensive electronics waste program that will effectively handle discarded electronic items. [More]

The Storage Business Owners Alliance Forms Insurance Partnership

by Kim Kilpatrick March 19, 2013 4:21 PM
Insurance is a big concern for self storage owners and operators - and for their rental customers. The Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA) recently announced that it is partnering with All Risks, Ltd, the largest independent wholesale insurance broker and program administrator for the self storage industry. Together, they formed the SBOA Property Insurance Program. [More]

Door to Door Partners with Transit Systems, Inc.

by Winnie Hsiu February 20, 2013 8:02 PM
The evolution of the self storage industry has been an interesting one. The industry began simply as a place for people to store personal belongings. The industry then morphed into one that also offered moving services. It changed again when it started offering storage in containers instead of various sized rooms in a facility. [More]

Old Dallas Walmart Becomes New Self Storage Facility

by John Stevens June 21, 2010 4:29 PM
Four Dallas-area residents, tired of looking at an empty Walmart building that has stood empty for six years, have decided to buy Walmart’s old retail building and convert it into a self storage facility. The Walmart will be turned into a Just Store It. The interior demolition work is already finished, and work on the interior renovations began today. The development is the brainchild of developer Brad Tidwell of Dallas, who looked at the old Walmart building and saw a conversion deal.

“Every time I see a new idea,” Tidwell explained in the Sunday Longview News-Journal, “my first thought is, ‘will this work in Longview?’” [More]

Wine Storage Competitors Work Together in Shipping Venture

by Tony Gonzalez April 13, 2010 9:12 AM
Two Sonoma County, California wine storage warehouses have announced that they will collaborate this spring on a direct-to-consumer shipping venture. The two entrepreneurs, Chuck Holmes of Adobe Creek Wine & Storage in Petaluma, and Mark Burris, of Redwood Empire Wine Storage and Eagle Transportation in Santa Rosa, are old friends. Adobe Creek Wine & Storage and Redwood Empire Wine Storage, between them, provide storage to more than 150 local wineries. The new collaboration will make it possible for those wineries to save money by taking advantage of the partnership between the two facilities.

Prior to the Adobe Creek/Redwood Empire partnership, wineries shipped their wine by truck from warehouses to fulfillment houses, where it would have to be inventoried and then repacked for shipment to consumers or to commercial customers. Now, Eagle Transportation (the trucking company affiliated with Redwood Empire Wine Storage) will move cases of wine straight from Redwood to Adobe Creek, where it can be repacked into packages with fewer bottles for club shipments and orders. [More]