• The Essentials of Self-Storage Construction
    Interested in the basics regarding self-storage building? This informative e-book covers essentials including site design and unit mix and choosing a construction contractor. ...More
    August 31, 2007 Posted in Reports
  • Trachte Building Systems and Subsidiaries Now Employee Owned
    Sun Prairie, Wis.-based Trachte Building Systems Inc., a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings for the self-storage industry, is now employee owned thanks to the formation of an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). ...More
    August 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • A Roundabout Tale of How Addictive Television May Have Changed This Blog
    Warning: This is a rambling, roundabout tale. But it does eventually have a point—a point to do with an epiphany I've had about this very blog. If you're looking for insightful storage news, I'm afraid this entry will disappoint. But if you're a regular "Storage Speak" ...More
    August 29, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Boat & RV Storage: It's a Big Deal!
    Self-storage operators from coast to coast are discovering the value of boat and RV storage as an ancillary profit center. But adding this service is more complex than striping a parking lot and assembling some carports. ...More
    August 29, 2007 Posted in Webinars
  • Industry Veterans Form Self-Storage Association of Michigan
    Approximately 25 self-storage owners and operators have banded together to form the Self-Storage Association of Michigan (SSAM), the first organization supporting the industry in the state. ...More
    August 28, 2007 Posted in News
  • Go Mini's Ranks 49 on Inc. 5000 List of Growing Companies
    Go Mini’s, a provider of portable-storage solutions for commercial and residential markets, ranked No. 39 on the newly released “Inc. 5000,” Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.” ...More
    August 27, 2007 Posted in News
  • After the Funeral
    [A guest blog spot by ISS Editor Drew Whitney.] I recently attended a funeral for a person who passed away at the age of 50. He was a rather nomadic character who had lived out West and in New England. His death was shockingly unexpected, as he seemed to be the picture of ...More
    August 24, 2007 Drew Whitney Posted in Blog
  • Exhibit Space Nearly Sold Out for Inside Self-Storage Vegas Expo
    Exhibit space for the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo, the industry's largest conference and tradeshow, is nearly sold out. More than 75 percent of the booth space is filled, with 150-plus vendors on board for the show. ...More
    August 23, 2007 Posted in News
  • Living in a Box
    It's not unheard of for a person to be living in a storage unit, and it's not always a homeless person or a prostitute or some criminal on the lam. I well remember, back in college, dating a guy who bunked out in his band's rented practice space after he and his roomates ...More
    August 22, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Buchanan Storage Capital Hosts 7th Annual 'Challenge for Children' Fundraiser
    On Sept. 14, Buchanan Storage Capital, a provider of financial resources to self-storage owners nationwide, will host its seventh annual "Challenge for Children" fundraiser. ...More
    August 20, 2007 Posted in News