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  • Cash for Clunkers in Jeopardy
    The government's "cash for clunkers" program is in jeopardy. The popular program, which gives consumers who turn in gas guzzlers a $4,500 rebate, may end Friday if the Senate doesn't approve $2 billion to fund it. ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Littleton Self-Storage Owner Thwarted by Recovery Delays
    Several units at the Stor-n-Lock self-storage facility in Littleton, Colo., collapsed during an April snowstorm, and owner Alan Jones is frustrated by delays in getting demolition crews inside the building. ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Self-Storage to Be Built in Valparaiso, Ind.
    An empty plot of land near Calumet Avenue in Valparaiso, Ind., will soon be home to a Stor-IT-Now self-storage facility, which will contain approximately 50,000 square feet of space. ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sentry Self-Storage Gets Forest Hill Mangement Contract
    Florida-based Sentry Self Storage LLC has been awarded the management contract for Forest Hill Self Storage in West Palm Beach, Fla. ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Man's Ashes Found in Self-Storage After 10 Years
    The new owners of a U-Store-It self-storage facility in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, discovered an urn in a back room that had been there for nearly a decade. ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Portable Storage Gains Popularity on Oahu
    Though the island of Oahu has dozens of self-storage facilities, its two mobile-storage businesses have also gained popularity. ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Foreclosure Rates in Three States Stabilizing
    Foreclosure rates in three states are showing signs of stabilizing, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press (AP). Arizona, California and Florida, three states hit hardest by the housing bust, stabilized in June. ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • The Power of Marketing a Green Business, Part I
    Self-storage businesses that are in search of anything to win over customers during these difficult economic times can’t help but ask if green marketing offers the competitive advantage, perfect marketing message or magic bullet they need. ...More
    August 2, 2009 Brad Simonis Posted in Articles
  • Sure-Set Fire Door
    Janus International has successfully completed fire-door burn testing with its Sure-Set fire door at the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) facility in Northbrook, Ill. ...More
    July 31, 2009 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Real Estate: Words of Encouragement
    This week, I received a Capital Markets Insider report for the second quarter 2009 from San Diego-based Grubb & Ellis|BRE Commercial. The quarterly newsletter includes market-trends data for commercial properties, including self-storage, and insights from real estate ...More
    July 31, 2009 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs