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SIRVA Acquires SMARTBOX Portable Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick March 12, 2014 8:13 AM
The only thing that stays constant is change. And change is in the air for SMARTBOX Portable Storage. They announced yesterday that SIRVA Worldwide, Inc., acquired the Virginia-based portable moving and storage services company. [More]

Potential Mini-Storage Facility Gets Approval from Planning Commission

by Tony Gonzalez October 24, 2013 9:58 PM
Monday night, the New Kent County Planning Commission (in Virginia) approved to forward a conditional use permit (CUP) for a mini-storage facility to the Board of Supervisors. Monte Brown was the person applying for the CUP. The planning commission voted 9-0 in favor of the permit. [More]

Happy Birthday Weston Stor-All

by Kim Kilpatrick April 11, 2013 6:42 PM
Milestone birthdays are significant achievements – the big four-0, five-0 and the birthday when you can quit working and retire. Milestone dates are important in business, too. Stor-All in Weston, Florida has achieved one of those milestones. It is celebrating its ten-year anniversary this month.

The two-acre property is located at 2707 Executive Park Lane in Weston. It is three stories high, contains 59,000 square feet of self storage space and has 530 climate-controlled rental units. [More]

Stor-All Storage Breaks Ground for a New Facility in Georgia

by Kim Kilpatrick February 5, 2013 4:28 PM
February is an exciting time for Stor-All Self Storage. They will be breaking ground this week on a new facility that will be on the NW corner of Cumberland Parkway and Paces Ferry Road. The facility will sit on a .94 acre piece of ground located at 2515 Cumberland Parkway SE. [More]

Storage Village Self Storage in Chantilly, VA, Wraps Up Annual Room for Dinner Campaign

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2012 3:00 PM
Storage Village Self Storage Chantilly is wrapping up their 3rd annual Room for Dinner campaign. For each storage room rented between November 1 through November 15, Storage Village donated a Thanksgiving dinner to Western Fairfax Christian Ministries. All totaled, they donated 86 dinners, which will be distributed to community members in need. [More]

News Round Up in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 30, 2012 7:00 PM
There are always lots of activities going on in the self storage industry. Today is no exception. There are three items that caught my eye today: news from Maryland, Virginia, and England. [More]

Hilldrup Moving & Storage Expands Company Headquarters

by Winnie Hsiu May 7, 2012 1:41 PM
You can tell that the economy is cautiously picking up. Car manufacturing has somewhat stabilized. Some companies are starting to hire more employees. People are making a few more discretionary purchases. Some businesses, like Hilldrup Moving & Storage, are even undergoing expansion. Because of the growth in their storage business and the need more space, Hilldrup will be building more facilities near their company headquarters. [More]

Storage Village in Chantilly, VA, Helps Recently Released Inmates

by Kim Kilpatrick February 20, 2012 9:32 AM
Water is vital for sustaining life. Without it, we perish. It is very fitting that Storage Village in Chantilly, Virginia, is selling this life sustaining water to support Friends of Guest House. Friends of Guest house helps women, who have recently been released from prison, transition successfully back into society. [More]

Storage Village Provides Thanksgiving Dinner to 103 Families

by John Stevens November 28, 2011 12:50 PM
Not too many businesses allow their employees to dedicate at least eight working hours each month to community service. But Storage Village, a leading self storage business in Maryland and Virginia, does and they have done remarkable things. And that is one indication of the level of dedication to supporting the neighborhoods where their facilities are located. [More]

Stay in One Place, Sunrise Self Storage Facilities, and Google Will Find You Eventually

by Winnie Hsiu September 22, 2010 11:57 PM
According to the United States Search and Rescue Task Force, the thing to do if you get lost is to stay in one place -- and stay together. Sunrise, Florida, and its more than 86,000 citizens have been doing just that for 50 years, since Sunrise (originally called Sunset) was first established. Yet for almost a month this summer, Google Maps sent viewers who were looking for Sunrise to Sarasota -- a city that is 200 miles away and on the other side of the state -- instead. Not only was the city of Sunrise lost, but so were all its businesses (including many self storage facilities), addresses, and even city hall, much to the mayor’s dismay. [More]
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