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Want to Learn How to Bid at a Self Storage Auction and Have Fun at the Same Time?

by Kim Kilpatrick April 24, 2014 11:57 PM
As kids there is one thing that we often tend to love above and beyond everything else—video games. We would give up television time in order to play more games. Meals? Forget about it! Food would always be there, but the game as in the now. We had to play! [More]

Growth of the Self Storage Industry in South Africa

by Tony Gonzalez October 20, 2011 4:11 PM
The economy is slowly picking up in the United States as is evidenced by the construction of new self storage facilities in different states. There is also an increase of storage facilities being built and purchased in other parts of the world. Stor-Age Self-Storage, the largest owner of self storage businesses in South Africa, has seen significant growth over the last six months. [More]

UK Self Storage Company Leaves Franchise

by Holly Robinson January 27, 2010 10:36 AM
A UK self-storage company has decided to leave its parent company, an international franchise, and continue alone. The site, which is located in Embleton, near Cockermouth in Cumbria, originally opened as a self-storage facility in October 2007, as a branch of international self-storage franchiser Storage King. Storage King classified the Cumbrian facility as its North Lakes Cumbria Centre. It was Storage King's first rural location in the United Kingdom. Now the facility will be known as Box Clever Smart Storage Solutions.

Box Clever Smart Storage Solutions is now owned and operated by a Cumbrian catering group, Caterite. Caterite had been working with Storage King, but developed a growing confidence that it would be possible to run the business alone, without benefit of the franchise. Caterite's director, Keith Graham, commented, "The self-storage business we have been operating here at Embleton has been a remarkable success since we opened but the time was right to go on our own and extend it. We feel we can offer our customers a better service under our own private ownership as Box Clever." [More]