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In the Self Storage News

by Holly Robinson April 4, 2014 9:39 PM
Three years ago, Stuff Hotel, a San Antonio-based self storage business, installed solar panels on one of their facilities. The facility was a test case for them. They wanted to see how much savings they got before putting solar panels on their other facilities.

The company installed a 28-kilowatt solar array at their facility at the 9018 Poteet Jourdanton Freeway location. Recently, they added more solar panels and expanded their system by another 21-kilowatts. [More]

Self Storage News from Around the Nation

by Winnie Hsiu August 22, 2013 7:41 PM
Folks in Anchorage, Alaska, don’t use them. And probably not those in Seattle, Washington, either. But people and businesses in Tucson, Arizona, the Florida Keys, and in San Antonio, Texas, certainly do. And just what is “it” that they use in those areas around the country? Solar panels! [More]

Steve Ford to be Keynote Speaker at the Texas Self Storage Association Convention

by Winnie Hsiu August 31, 2012 11:36 AM
What does being a cowboy on a cattle ranch, being an actor in Hollywood, and living in the White House all have in common? Steve Ford, son of former President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford, has done all of these things. Ford will be the keynote speaker for the Texas Self Storage Association Convention that will be held in San Antonio in October. [More]

San Antonio Wildfires Barely Miss AAA Storage Facilities

by Winnie Hsiu September 14, 2011 9:59 AM
Wild fires are burning rampantly in Texas. A 1,700 acre fire near Alto has tenuously been contained. The Texas Forest Service has fought 110 new fires just this past week. Over 9,000 acres have been burned across the state. Thirteen helicopters and seventeen air attack aircraft and lead planes have flown over 1,800 hours and have dropped more than 5.5 million gallons of water and fire retardant. The Texas Army National Guard has used eleven Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters to assist in fighting the fire.

Through all of the fire and damage, AAA Storage facilities in Texas have remained unscathed. The six facilities in San Antonio have escaped damage. However, fire came to within three miles of one unit near Camp Bullis. [More]