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  • Steel Moon Risin'
    This week, the media has been flush with articles regarding the sharp increase in steel prices around the globe—particularly in the U.S.—and the reasons for the hike. Just today, we published a press release on the ISS news feed regarding AK Steel Corp.'s ...More
    April 10, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • AK Steel Raises Prices, Other Manufacturers May Follow
    On April 7, AK Steel Corp. raised its prices on all carbon steel products by $150 per ton, and analysts say other steel manufacturers may soon follow suit. ...More
    April 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • The Importance of Management Reports
    Are you thinking about retaining the services of a property-management firm to operate your self-storage business? Perhaps you’ve even narrowed your search to a couple of companies that charge similar fees, and you feel you could work well with either. Their services—hiring ...More
    April 10, 2008 Ray McRae Posted in Articles, Management
  • The One-Minute Feel-Good
    I read about the generosity of folks in this industry almost every day. In February, I wrote an article about the staff of Dollar Self Storage in Corona, Calif., that is helping the environment through their program to collect electronic waste (also known as e-waste) for ...More
    April 9, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Industry Overview: Fee Management
    The concept of third-party self-storage management started to become popular in the '60s and 70s when facility owners decided a) they had more important things to do; b) they did not like or were not capable of handling all operational functions; or c) they recognized that ...More
    April 9, 2008 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles, Management
  • Self-Storage Talk Community Exceeds 1,000 Members, User 1K Wins Prizes
    The membership of Self-Storage Talk, a free online community for the self-storage industry, today exceeded the 1,000 mark. In addition, the forum’s 1,000th member has won several prizes from Inside Self-Storage. ...More
    April 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • LeClaire Named Top Self-Storage Specialist for Marcus & Millichap, Five Years Running
    Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has named Charles “Chico” LeClaire as its top self-storage investment specialist for the fifth year running. ...More
    April 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • E-Mail Scam
    At least once a week, I receive e-mail messages that my bank account is on security alert and I must immediately update all my personal financial information. The only thing is, I’ve never even heard of Yakima Credit Union or United First Bank, let alone opened an ...More
    April 8, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Good Boss/Bad Boss
    Do you ever wonder what your employees say when you’re not around? Hopefully, the words are kind. But we’ve all been in the situation where we’ve had a boss we just didn’t like. Maybe he was a micromanager, expected too much, didn’t recognize ...More
    April 7, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Achieving Greater Heights With Some Management Help
    Over the last decade, the self-storage industry has grown to new heights. Today’s self-storage facilities are built better, featuring the newest technological advancements and catering to a customer’s every need. With reasonable interest rates and quality returns, the ...More
    April 7, 2008 Tammy Ross Posted in Articles, Management