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  • Chrysler, GM Could Receive More Bailout Money
    After declaring General Motors' and Chrysler's plan to pull themselves from financial ruin a failure, the Obama Administration announced its own plans to save the struggling automakers, which could include a structured bankruptcy. President Obama announced Monday his plans ...More
    March 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • The Benefits of Self-Storage Tenant Insurance
    According to a 2008 survey, 73 percent of self-storage operators do not offer a storage insurance option to their tenants. However, self-storage owners can avoid trouble and maintain good customer relations by offering customers an insurance option, or by retaining some ...More
    March 29, 2009 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles, Legal Issues
  • An Open Letter: Self-Storage Real Estate in This Economy
    Industry real estate veteran Michael McCune gives his unvarnished thoughts on today's real estate market and what he believes to be a self-storage owner's options when it comes to refinancing and selling. ...More
    March 28, 2009 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Finance, Real Estate
  • Door to Door Storage Participates in Trash to Treasure Program
    Door to Door Storage Inc., a national provider of portable-storage containers and moving services, will donate the free use of 10 storage containers to the University of Texas (UT) at Austin for its 2009 Trash to Treasure event. ...More
    March 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • 7,500 UAW Workers Accept GM Buyout
    General Motors Corp. announced yesterday that approximately 7,500 of its United Auto Workers employees have accepted the company’s attrition program and will leave the company by April 1. ...More
    March 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Stocks Falter Friday
    After a three-week advance, stocks dropped slightly Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) fell 149 points, or 1 percent, according to early tallies. The S&P 500 (SPX) index lost 17 points, or 2 percent. The Nasdaq composite (COMP) lost 42 points, or 2.2 ...More
    March 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Fire Damages 36 Units at Ironbridge Self Storage in Chesterfield
    Ironbridge Self Storage in Chesterfield, Va., suffered a fire this week that damaged 36 units but resulted in no injuries. ...More
    March 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Homeless Attempt to Live in Oahu Self-Storage Units
    As the number of homeless people on Oahu, Hawaii, increases to the thousands, self-storage companies are struggling to keep them from living in their units. ...More
    March 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Your Newest Competitor: Residential Neighbors
    There's ongoing debate in the self-storage industry over the issue of mobile storage. Is it an add-on service that can help your business, or downright competition for your customer base? I think the answer is both. But now there may be a new competitor on the horizon: your ...More
    March 27, 2009 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Consumer Spending Rises in February
    Despite the down economy, consumer spending increased n February, rebounding the second month in a row after falling for six straight months, according to government figures released Friday. Spending by individuals rose 0.2 percent, after increasing a revised 1.0 percent in ...More
    March 27, 2009 Posted in News