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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]

The Old Joins the New in a Self Storage Facility in Pittsburgh

by Kim Kilpatrick March 25, 2013 6:23 PM
Entrepreneurs see needs and then grab the opportunity to build a business to fill that need. That is exactly what Nick Lackner, general manager of City Center Self Storage, did. He saw a need for a storage facility close to downtown Pittsburgh. However, there wasn’t one. So, he set about to rectify the situation. [More]

Guardian Storage Solutions in Pittsburgh Offers Free and Safe Recycling

by Winnie Hsiu August 14, 2012 6:15 PM
Go green. Recycle. Reuse. Those are critical issues facing our world today. Recycling conserves our natural resources, reduces space in our landfills, reduces pollution, and conserves energy and water.

Using recycled aluminum requires 96% less energy than manufacturing new aluminum from bauxite. Recycling plastic bottles uses 76% less energy than making new plastic for bottles. Recycled glass uses 21% less energy. [More]

Pittsburgh Self-Storage Market Continues to Improve

by John Stevens December 16, 2009 1:38 AM
Earlier this month, Global Self Storage, in San Bernardino County, California, sold for $4.5 million after having been foreclosed upon earlier in the year. This Monday, in another early indication of the improving economy and the rising market for self storage facilities, Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI), bought two new self storage facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a combined purchase price of $5.7 million, paid in cash.

SSTI bought one property on Landings Drive, and one on Lebanon Road, in Pittsburgh. Both properties were previously owned by Sovran Acquisition Group. Together, the facilities will become part of a new self-storage brand established by SSTI in mid-November: Smart Stop Self Storage. SSTI hopes eventually to re-brand all its properties, of which there are 24 in 13 states, with the Smart Stop name. [More]