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  • Service Should Be King
    In a struggling economy, you would think that all businesses—online and brick-and-mortar alike—would elevate service to a level of supreme emphasis and importance. Heck, you would think this should always be part of an enterprise's mission statement, but we know ...More
    May 30, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • StorageVault Canada to Buy Two Self-Storage Businesses
    StorageVault Canada Inc. has entered into letters of intent to acquire a self-storage facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for approximately $7.3 million and a portable-storage business in Regina, Saskatchewan, for approximately $1.35 million. ...More
    May 30, 2008 Posted in News
  • America's Best Self Storage Wins 'Keeping America Strong' Award
    America's Best Self Storage of Torrance, Calif., recently received the Keeping America Strong Award by Rear Admiral Kevin E. Delaney (retired) who produces the national TV show "Heartbeat of America." ...More
    May 30, 2008 Posted in News
  • Supplier Spotlight: SMD Software Inc.
    SMD Software Inc., a provider of self-storage management software, has released a new version of SiteLink for self- and mobile-storage operations. Markus Hecker, COO and the director of marketing and sales, spoke with Inside Self-Storage about this new development. ...More
    May 30, 2008 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • To Offset Rising Steel Prices, Rabco Offers Hybrid Self-Storage Buildings
    To offset rising steel prices, The Rabco Corp. will offer a new line of hybrid, single-story self-storage buildings that use wood framing and partition members on the interior instead of the traditional all-metal construction. ...More
    May 29, 2008 Posted in News, Construction
  • One-on-One With Terry Campbell, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for BETCO
    For more than two decades, the driving philosophy behind BETCO Inc. has been meeting the customer’s needs. Over the years, the company has evolved into a single-source supplier for self-storage structures and components. With world headquarters in Statesville, N.C., ...More
    May 29, 2008 Posted in Articles, Construction
  • Trachte and ISS Offer Free Webinar on Self-Storage Conversions
    Trachte Building Systems, a manufacturer and supplier of steel building systems, and Inside Self-Storage (ISS), will present a free webinar addressing the topic of self-storage conversions on July 24, 2008, 2-3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ...More
    May 29, 2008 Posted in News, Construction
  • Extra Space Storage to Present at REITWeek 2008
    Kenneth M. Woolley, chairman and CEO of Extra Space Storage Inc., will present at REITWeek 2008, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts Investor Forum, in New York City on June 4, 2008. ...More
    May 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • What's New in Self-Storage Security?
    Self-storage security systems have gained in importance and must evolve to suit the new class of facilities being developed. Security is also high in importance to storage customers and often influences their choice of facility. From Simple to Secure With advances in ...More
    May 28, 2008 Brian Johnston Posted in Articles
  • Building a House of Straw
    Years ago I spent a good part of my early career as an editor for several magazines published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Cos. that dealt with mining, construction and engineering. Alternative building methods and materials were very much grass roots and connected ...More
    May 28, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs