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  • 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 Teri L. Lanza 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
  • Three Types of Self-Storage Liability Coverage
    Many cost-cutting decisions and changes can positively impact a self-storage owner’s bottom line, but they may also have a much more adverse effect on employees, partners, investors and business. A few areas of concern highlighted in this article are fiduciary liability, ...More
    March 27, 2009 Mike Gong Posted in Articles
  • Treasury Secretary Calls for Overhaul of Financial Regulations
    One day after President Obama presented Democrats with a $3.6 trillion budget, the Obama Administration detailed its plan to overhaul financial regulations in regards to hedge funds and traders of exotic financial instruments. ...More
    March 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • COWs Mobile-Storage Dealership Program
    The COWs Dealership Program, launched in 2009 by Miami-based TrailPods LLC, is a low-cost entry into the mobile-storage industry designed as an add-on business to an existing self-storage or moving company. ...More
    March 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • Bill to Repeal Arkansas Self-Storage Tax Heads to House Floor
    A measure that would repeal the Arkansas state tax on mini-warehouses and self-storage services is headed to the House floor for a vote. ...More
    March 26, 2009 Posted in News, Legal Issues