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Los Angeles Self Storage Facility Redefines What it Means to Rock

by Winnie Hsiu April 1, 2014 11:35 PM
The self storage industry is many things. It’s a thriving business and a solid investment. Thanks to a few reality television shows it’s a pop culture phenomenon. It’s been a major character in recent movies and had long played a role in many television shows. It’s even been the site of an MMA training facility—but the hottest music venue in town? [More]

Two Things Needed for Self Storage Facilities in Asia

by Tony Gonzalez April 1, 2014 9:19 PM
In the United States, self storage is a $24 billion dollar business. Publically traded self storage businesses continue to out perform the S&P 500 and there are over 50,000 facilities in the United States. But, how is the self storage industry in Asia?

In places such as Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong, the self storage business is flourishing. But, in two of Asia’s largest markets – India and China – it is non-existent. [More]

Study Shows Four Key Factors for Self Storage Facilities to Increase Sales

by John Stevens March 31, 2014 11:50 PM
People love reliability. It isn’t always sexy and it doesn’t mean you are going to be a superstar, but if you take the reliable road the chances are whatever you are trying to do will work. Of course, the trick is figuring out what that reliable road is. A recent study thinks it has succeeded in figuring out what that is for the self storage industry. [More]

Chilean Company Will Soon Open the Coolest Self Storage Facility Ever Built

by Kim Kilpatrick March 28, 2014 11:08 PM
Cool, hip, happening, fun—not adjectives that are often associated with the self storage industry. To be fair, there are not too many industries outside of ones that are entertainment related that do qualify as any of them. However, once Chilean developer Red Megacentro finishes renovating a multi-purpose facility in Miami that will all change. [More]

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]

Self Storage Company Gets Back to Charitable Ways

by Tony Gonzalez March 27, 2014 10:28 PM
Sometimes you just need to take a break. Sometimes it helps to just walk away, do something else, or just do nothing and take the time to recharge your proverbial batteries. You don’t necessarily have to be going through bad times. Even when things are going well it doesn’t hurt to take a step back so when you return refreshed and ready to do even better—like the Lawai Cannery Self Storage has. [More]

Man Has Dogs But Self Storage Facilities Have Vertical Consultants

by John Stevens March 26, 2014 11:53 PM
Dogs are the unquestioned best friend off mankind. There is just something about those furry creatures; there love, devotion, and unwavering loyalty perhaps. Whatever the reason man is lucky to have dogs and vice versa. Businesses—self storage and otherwise—havee to look elsewhere. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help Wounded Warriors Go Fishing

by John Stevens March 21, 2014 11:57 PM
If there is one population that deserves all the respect in the world it is the men and women of the Armed Forces. For a ridiculously low wage they put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and to try and give others the chance to experience those very same freedoms. The least we can do it make sure that when they come home they are show the appropriate level of appreciation; something the self storage industry has excelled at for years. [More]

Vacant Plaza in Pittsville Massachusetts Approved for Self Storage Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick March 21, 2014 5:35 PM
The Pittsfield Plaza in Pittsfield, Massachusetts sits empty. Loose shingles bang in the breeze. Paint peels off in chunks. The building is drab and dismal looking. It is an invitation waiting for graffiti or for illegal activities during the dark of night. But this spring, all of that will change when it will become the site of a self storage facility. [More]

Self Storage Company Continues to Give Sports Teams a Sporting Chance

by Tony Gonzalez March 20, 2014 11:10 PM
There are few things that can bring joy to the faces of the young and old alike quite like sports can. For kids playing on an organized sports team the thrill of victory experienced with your friends can create life time of memories. The trouble with youth sports though is that they do cost money for the kids to play and for the leagues to operate. [More]
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