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  • Hazardous Waste Site Transformed Into Self-Storage?
    At a time when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency carries the mantra "reduce, reuse and recycle" for all municipal solid waste, it was encouraging to see that the Corona (Calif.) City Council recently gave a nod of approval for a hazardous-waste site to ...More
    August 26, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Making Marketing Decisions in Tight Economic Times
    Our industry offers a valuable solution to the problems customers face in a tight economy, whether it be a home foreclosure, downsizing or, in the case of small business, the need for cheaper warehouse space. Facility owners should capitilize on the services they offer to ...More
    August 26, 2008 Sue Weinman Posted in Articles, Management, Marketing
  • Barn-Store Transforms Cow Barn Into Self-Storage
    Chillerton, Isle of Wight, farmers Chris and Jan Clarke turned an unused barn into a self-storage facility as part of the Barn-Store franchise. ...More
    August 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • Keeping It Safe
    At least one of a string of fires plaguing self-storage facilities across the nation now has a cause—and a motive. Four people have been charged with breaking into several RVs at Stockade Self Storage in Harnett County earlier this month. The thieves then set the RVs ...More
    August 25, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Seven Design Essentials for Efficient Self-Storage Operation
    Several design elements that affect self-storage operational efficiency should be considered in the blueprints phase, long before groundbreaking begins. ...More
    August 24, 2008 Linnea Appleby Posted in Articles, Construction, Management
  • Still Time to Catch the Boat
    After the success of their full-day seminar titled "Developing Boat and RV Storage: Cruising Into the New Market," held in San Diego on Aug. 15, Mako Steel and Coast-To-Coast Storage have decided to hold a second event on October 10 in Nashville, Tenn. ...More
    August 22, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Janus International Ranked on Inc. 5000 List
    Janus International has ranked 4,264 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America. The list is published in Inc. magazine's September 2008 issue. ...More
    August 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Boat/RV Storage Seminar a Success, Mako/C2C Announce Second Event
    On Aug. 15, more than 30 professionals gathered in San Diego to attend a full-day seminar titled ““Developing Boat & RV Storage: Cruising Into the New Market,” and a second event has been scheduled for Oct. 10, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn. ...More
    August 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • The Siren Song of Self-Storage
    Over the past few months, I’ve come across several news items about people in completely different businesses adding self-storage. These bits of news are small but worth noting. Each of the newcomers to the industry probably had other investment opportunities. They ...More
    August 21, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • A Little Charity Can Go a Long Way
    In Goose Creek, S.C., a Boy Scout has taken it upon himself to collect school supplies for those in need. Word of his cause was published in the local newspaper, which advises those who are interested in donating notebooks, pens, pencils, markers and the likes to stop by ...More
    August 20, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs