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Self Storage Company Finding Out it Pays to Go Solar in More Ways Than One

by Kim Kilpatrick June 23, 2014 11:57 PM
It is not cheap for a self storage company to convert to a solar powered facility. Between the equipment and installation just getting them in cost a pretty penny. However, thanks to a little help from various government entities the sting is not nearly as bad as it could be. Factor in the benefits—all the benefits—and you can almost call them a bargain. [More]

Developer Wants to Build Mini Storage Faciity in Columbia Falls Montana

by Kim Kilpatrick May 23, 2014 6:35 PM
Sometimes first impressions are very important. For cities and towns, the entrance to their city is important because the city fathers want the city to make a good impression on businesses that are considering locating there and for families who are thinking about moving into the community. So, it’s important that the gateway to the city is appealing and well kept. [More]

Fowlerville Mini Storage Supports Local Garage Sale

by Winnie Hsiu March 19, 2014 10:11 PM
Fowlerville Mini Storage in Fowlerville, Michigan, is supporting a community-based garage sale that will be held on March 29. Donations for the garage sale will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 22 and 23 at the Fowlerville Mini Storage, 7074 Grand River Avenue in Fowlerville. Members of the community are encouraged to make donations to support the event. [More]

Manhattan Mini Storage Announces Contest Winner

by Holly Robinson January 24, 2014 4:33 PM
I love watching the TV show Extreme Makeover with designer and host Ty Pennington. I love to see how they renovate and fix up homes – and how much the less fortunate families appreciate all of the work that the Extreme Makeover team does to their home.

Following after a similar theme, Manhattan Mini Storage held an extreme apartment makeover contest. They announced that Ben Raffalli is the winner – and he’s probably just as excited about his apartment makeover as those who are on the TV show. [More]

Mobile Mini Seeks to Rent Property to Store Their Containers

by Kim Kilpatrick January 15, 2014 6:48 PM
Mike Cox owns 4 acres in Commack, New York. He wants to rent his property to Mobile Mini. Mobile Mini wants to use the property to store some of their empty mobile storage boxes. That sounds straightforward and shouldn’t be any problem. Right?

Not really. [More]

Century-Old Cremains Abandoned in Self Storage Unit

by Tony Gonzalez December 26, 2013 7:38 PM
Having a customer default on payments for a rental unit isn’t unusual in the self storage business. Typically, items left behind in those units consist of things such as furniture, household appliances, and clothing. Occasionally something unusual or intriguing turns up. Such is the case at Derrel’s Mini Storage in Modesto, California. [More]

Go Minis Moving and Portable Storage Supports Christmas Playpen

by Winnie Hsiu November 12, 2013 3:07 PM
A mini self storage business. A state penitentiary. The Salvation Army. A supermarket. A trash and recycling business. A newspaper agency. Put them together and these make for rather strange bedfellows.

But then, it’s not so strange when you know that Christmas is just around the corner. These businesses from Bismarck, North Dakota, are working together on a Christmas project that will benefit the needy children in their community. [More]

One Stop Mini Storage Seeks Loading Zone Sign to Be Reinstalled

by Holly Robinson November 7, 2013 9:52 PM
The saying ‘the only thing that is constant is change’ is so true. Business owners know that over time city laws change, zoning ordinances change, and the status quo changes. Greg Theriault, owner of One Stop Mini Storage, recently discovered that the status quo for part of his business has changed. [More]

McPherson Mini-Storage in McPherson, Kansas, Seeks Expansion Approval

by Tony Gonzalez November 6, 2013 8:57 PM
Larry Smith, owner of McPherson Mini-Storage in McPherson, Kansas, wants to add three more buildings to his self storage business. That should be a pretty straightforward process: get a building permit and then build them. But in this situation, it’s not that easy. [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]
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