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New Self Storage in Pennsylvania Holds Grand Opening

by Winnie Hsiu March 28, 2014 6:09 PM
Recently, Eastland Storage in North Versailles, Pennsylvania, held its grand opening. The new facility has 99 storage units that range from 25 square feet in size to 150. A few people have already rented units. The owners hope that as the weather warms and as people spring clean their homes that more units will be rented. [More]

MyWay Mobile Storage Sponsors Irish Festival In Pittsburgh

by Kim Kilpatrick September 10, 2013 4:08 PM
Several years ago, I saw Riverdance perform. I was blown away! And, I fell in love with their music and their fascinating dancing. There's just something special about the Irish and their dancing. MyWay Mobile Storage understands this pull for Irish things . [More]

Compass Self Storage Adds to Its Portfolio

by Holly Robinson April 10, 2013 7:04 PM
Compass Self Storage, LLC, is at it again. It is projected that they will continue along in this same manner in the foreseeable future. And what is it that they are doing again? Why growing, that’s what – and growing at a remarkable rate.

The company has recently purchased a self storage property in Memphis, Tennessee, at 6780 Country Park Drive. [More]

Fort Knox Self Storage Works with RECAP to Bring Thanksgiving Dinner to People

by John Stevens November 16, 2012 1:05 PM
In President Lyndon Johnson's State of the Union address in 1964, he declared an unconditional war on America's poverty. He challenged citizens to step up and do what they could to help out. A group of concerned people in Orange County, New York, decided to act on Johnson's plea and in 1965 they formed the Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP). Their mission was to mobilize and coordinate public and private resources to fill the needs of low-income people within the county. [More]

Guardian Self-Storage in Pittsburgh Hosts Art Exhibit

by Kim Kilpatrick July 6, 2012 5:41 PM
If someone said the word “Pittsburg,” what would come to your mind? Steel mills and factories probably come immediately to mind. You might also remember that in its economic prime, Gulf Oil, Sunbeam, Westinghouse, and Rockwell Aerospace all had large offices in Pittsburg. If you are really up on your facts about Pittsburgh, you might even know that it is known as “the City of Bridges” because it has 446 bridges in the city. [More]

Mr. Storage in Pennsylvania Adds Free Pick Up Service

by Kim Kilpatrick June 29, 2012 10:00 AM
Several years ago, I read where a cook at a hotel restaurant on Bali went way above and beyond his duties and provided exceptionally fabulous customer service.

This man was a head cook for a restaurant at a hotel on Bali. One family who made reservations to stay at the hotel had a young son who had milk allergies. The boy could only drink goat’s milk. The boy’s mother had packed his special goat milk but the airline lost their luggage and thus lost the goat’s milk. [More]

Art Show at Guardian Storage Solution in Pittsburgh

by Kim Kilpatrick May 2, 2012 7:00 PM
When you think of art exhibitions, you might think of the Louvre that has 8.5 million visitors a year. Or perhaps the British Museum in London that gets 5.8 million yearly visitors. Or the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Art Institute of Chicago Museum. These are magnificent settings for magnificent works of art.

Would you ever consider going to an art show in a self storage facility? [More]

Hatfield Depot Self Storage in Pennsylvania Has Innovative Activities

by Winnie Hsiu March 23, 2012 3:56 PM
There are several activities that self storage owners participate in that are common across the nation. They collect food for food banks, winter wear for the less fortunate, and toys for needy children at Christmas time. Hatfield Depot Self -
Storage in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, is participating in very unusual activities. One activity is participating in a towel drive. [More]

Mr. Storage Self Service Storage Center Gets Green Light from Zoning Board

by Winnie Hsiu February 21, 2012 6:43 PM
The Zoning Hearing Board in Haverford, Pennsylvania, gave a green light for Argus Properties, Inc. to proceed with the next steps for pursuing the proposed construction of a Mr. Storage self service storage center. With this approval, Argus Properties, Inc. can now proceed to work with the zoning commission to get zoning clarifications or waivers for the property. [More]

NJ Self Storage Facility Partners Up to Offer E-recycling

by John Stevens June 22, 2011 9:00 AM
Offering an e-recycling facility is a great way for a self storage facility to join the green movement. It not only is one step in the right direction for the environment but it is an easy way to generate publicity for your business. Properly disposing of e-waste – computers, TVs, keyboards, cellphones, and more – is a daunting task for many people. But self storage facilities are natural receptacles for such items and many have stepped up to offer assistance. [More]
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