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  • Eminent Domain Case Hits Facility
    Saying I told you so doesn’t make me feel any better. Four months ago, I wrote about potential problems for the storage industry with the Supreme Court’s decision on eminent domain. I concluded by saying, “I’ll climb down off my soapbox now, but I can’t remain silent in the ...More
    June 1, 2006 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate
    If you have a sale, grand opening, groundbreaking or other real estate transaction you would like listed here, e-mail storagenews@vpico.com. Larry Goldman, a broker affiliate with Argus Self Storage Sales Network, represented the seller of Liberty Storage in Grove, Okla., ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Products
    If you have a product or service you would like featured in this section, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com. Trac-Rite ZAP Motor Operator Trac-Rite Door Inc. introduces the new ZAP space-saving motor ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Total Recall
    Multi-site self-storage and mobile-storage operators are discovering the benefits of Total Recall software. Powered by Microsoft’s state-of-the-art SQL database engine, Total Recall—developed by DHS Worldwide—enables multiple storage sites to be operated out of a single ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • People
    Barry Gorenstein Storage Investment Management Inc. (SIMI), based in Stillwater, Minn., appointed Barry Gorenstein vice president for operations. He is responsible for customer service, staff development, training, audits, inspections, policy, systems and procedures, ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Development, Technology
  • In Memorium: David W. Fleming
    In Memorium: David W. Fleming David W. Fleming, 36, a former self-storage manager and columnist for Inside Self-Storage, died on March 17. David started his self-storage career in Oaks, Pa., where he became the winner of the ISS 2000 Manager of the Year award. He went on to ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • The Eyes Have It
    Some might argue security systems have changed more than anything else in the self-storage business. The evolution has been good for customers, the industry’s image and insurance companies. Brief History Basic security features appeared on the scene fairly early. Open ...More
    June 1, 2006 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • Battling the Terrorist Threat
    On a quiet Sunday morning, a pickup full of explosives is driven to the local courthouse and detonated. Where did the truck and explosives come from? Perhaps your storage facility. From a terrorist’s point of view, a 10-by-40 self-storage unit offers easy access and plenty ...More
    June 1, 2006 Clark Stave Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Coming to a Self-Storage Near You
    Wireless has so many flavors and uses, it’s a bit dizzying: wireless handsets for our phones; Wi-Fi networks for laptops and PCs; cell phones; keyless entry for cars and offices; door alarms, garage-door openers, motion detectors, TV and radio. In self-storage, wireless ...More
    June 1, 2006 Tom Lewellen Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Info Rides the Radio Waves
    We have increasingly become a wireless world. Small high-powered transmitters change the way we do many things in day-to-day activities, including the many management activities at your self-storage. Some devices use infrared light to carry information, similar to your TV ...More
    June 1, 2006 Steve Cooper Posted in Articles, Technology