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  • Burning Both Ends
    All right, I'll admit I've been dropping the ball on the blog this week. But you know how it is when you're burning the candle at both ends: The fun stuff is always the first to go. I'm just trying to do too many things at once. Oy vey. But I'll take some rambling action ...More
    April 6, 2006 Posted in Blogs
  • Ray Wilson to Present Overview of Reno Market at ISS Summer Expo
    Industry valuation expert Ray Wilson will present an overview of the Reno, Nev., self-storage market at the upcoming Inside Self-Storage Expo, July 19-22, at Reno Hilton Resort & Casino. ...More
    April 4, 2006 Posted in News
  • Farewell to Former Columnist
    Sad news again today. Former Inside Self-Storage columnist David Fleming, who won the ISS "Manager of the Year" award in 2000, passed away on March 17th. I worked with David and his wife, Tina, for several years after we met for his awards ceremony. His bi-monthly column, ...More
    April 4, 2006 Posted in Blogs
  • In Memoriam: David W. Fleming
    David W. Fleming, a former self-storage manager and columnist for Inside Self-Storage (ISS) magazine, passed away on March 17. ...More
    April 4, 2006 Posted in News
  • Red Hot! (and Another Female Star)
    Now that's a catchy title, ain't it? I'm sorry to say the follow through my not be as tantalizing as you think, but it is an interesting tidbit. Red Hot Strategy, a U.K.-based consultancy firm, is launching an "aggressive" campaign to go after 100 local self-storage ...More
    April 3, 2006 Posted in Blogs
  • AGC Economist Reports on Construction Spending
    Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, said the industry is experiencing strong, balanced growth, and identified materials costs and availability as key areas of concern. ...More
    April 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Resurrecting the Old Man
    Profile Self Storage’s Old Man of the Mountain.(Original in inset) Backhoe places heavy pieces of granite for the statue. Profile Self Storage, Hooksett, N.H. One mist-shrouded night, the Old Man of the Mountain quietly slipped away. No one in the Profile Lake, N.H., region ...More
    April 1, 2006 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • World Watch
    French Storage Scene Shifts The self-storage landscape in France has undergone several changes in recent months, reports Inside Self Storage correspondent Philippe Peyrot, president of Annexx SAS, a self-storage company in the South of France: Armadillo ...More
    April 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Buenos Días Self-Storage
    Self-storage services are slowly expanding in Puerto Rico, 1,000 miles southeast of Miami. The Caribbean island, just three times the size of Rhode Island, has fewer than a dozen facilities serving 4 million residents. John Wilson, of Texas-based Construction Processes ...More
    April 1, 2006 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • Records Management: United You Profit With CRCs
    Statistically, more than 90 percent of self-storage operators have never ventured into records management. Or so they think. Virtually every facility in North America already stores business records, though perhaps unknowingly. Self-storage is the world’s second-largest ...More
    April 1, 2006 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles