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Troy Downing Accepts Board Position with Charity Storage

by Winnie Hsiu June 17, 2014 6:44 PM
Troy Downing, Chief Executive Officer of AC Self Storage Solutions LLC, accepted a seat on the board of directors for Charity Storage. Downing brings a vast depth of self storage experience to this position. [More]

It Helps to Have a Plan in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick June 16, 2014 11:33 PM
Have you ever played poker with someone that wanted to go all in just about every chance he got? He or she was so confidant/arrogant about the cards they were holding that they were willing to risk it all. Chances are—sometimes it worked, but in the end that sort of reckless play ends with the high roller going home unhappy. [More]

Dueling Self Storage Companies in New York City

by Holly Robinson June 16, 2014 8:04 PM
Have you ever heard of the song Dueling Banjos? It was originally called Feuding Banjos. In the song, one banjo player strums a few notes and then the other banjo player repeats the same strain of music. They go back and forth, back and forth taking turns playing until they are playing a duet.

There’s a duel starting to simmer in Manhattan – a duel between an established self storage business and the new kid on the block. [More]

Kids Are Not the Only Ones That Like a Good Story—the Self Storage Industry Does!

by John Stevens June 13, 2014 11:49 PM
Reading is something that is essential to getting by in today’s world. Yes, you could guess a few things by the shape of the sign (i.e. a stop sign), but for the most part you are in trouble if you can’t read. Besides—it can be fun as well. Parents read to their kids all the time not only for developmental purposes, but because kids like listening to the story. [More]

Awards are for More Than Trophy Cases in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez June 12, 2014 11:18 PM
We all love to have a pat on the back for a job well done. We like to be recognized for doing an excellent job or being better than everyone else at a given task. It is in our nature to enjoy the recognition that comes with it. Simply put—it makes us feel good. However, on a business level—like in the self storage industry—it’s a little different. [More]

US Storage Centers Acquired a Self Storage Facility in Delray Beach, Florida

by Winnie Hsiu June 12, 2014 8:05 PM
Earlier this week, US Storage Centers announced that they purchased a self storage facility in Delray Beach, Florida. The facility has 568 units and over 49,000 square feet of rentable space. It is located at 1425 SW 10th Street. [More]

Self Storage Just Wants to Make Life Easier For Everybody

by John Stevens June 11, 2014 11:46 PM
How many times have you wished you had a third hand so that it would be a lot easier to do something? Or another half hour to complete a task or an extra drawer to store things or ear plugs because of a really loud neighbor? Every day we look around and see a thousand things that would make life easier—which is exactly what the self storage industry is intended to do. [More]

Historic Railroad Trestle Demolished to Make Way for Self Storage Facility

by Tony Gonzalez June 11, 2014 8:38 PM
A bit of history has been lost in preparation to build a new self storage facility in the East Falls Church area in Arlington County, Virginia. A section of a 1926 railroad trestle was demolished to make way for a five-story self storage building. The trestle is known as the Benjamin Elliott’s Coal Trestle. [More]

It’s All About Location, Location, Location in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson June 10, 2014 11:55 PM
There are around 50,000 self storage facilities in the United States. According to estimates there is 21 square feet of self storage space for every American household and 7.3 square feet for every man, woman, and child. So from the sound of it there can’t possibly be any problems finding a self storage facility near you right? [More]

An Eco-Friendly Self Storage Facility Opens in Africa

by Kim Kilpatrick June 10, 2014 11:03 PM
While the self storage industry is in its infancy in Africa, some new facilities are innovative in both the self storage end of their business and pioneering in environment issues. GreenCube Self Storage recently opened a new facility in Ottery in the Western Cape. Its goal is to be an eco-friendly facility and to help improve the local environment. [More]
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