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  • U.K.'s Wolverhampton Self Storage Plans Expansion
    Wolverhampton Self Storage is planning a regional expansion program in response to strong demand for storage in Bilston, United Kingdom. The economic downturn has led many companies in and around the Black Country area to downsize their own premises and turn to self-storage ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Column Wrap
    Detroit-based Ideal Shield, a manufacturer bumper-post sleeves, guardrails and handrails, announced its new column wrap, which helps self-storage facility owners maintain the look of columns in high-traffic areas. ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • SiteLink 2009
    SMD Software Inc. released SiteLink 2009, the largest upgrade for its PC-based self-storage management software to date. ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News, Technology
  • Virus DNA Research Could Lead to a Cure for Common Cold
    Researchers analyzing the DNA of a family of viruses linked to the common cold could one day lead to a cure. The rhinoviruses that cause colds have been elusive targets for drugs. Studying the genes of all 99 known strains of the germ have helped uncover sections of DNA ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Yellow Pages Advertising in Troubled Times
    Sue Weinman of Michaels Wilder Inc. advises self-storage operators to take advantage of the downturn in the economy and negotiate better deals with Yellow Pages advertising reps. By no means should marketing come to a halt for self-storage owners during tough times. ...More
    February 17, 2009 Sue Weiman Posted in Articles, Marketing
  • Facility Spotlight: A+ Storage Opens in the Heart of Nashville’s Music Row
    Two ex-musicians transformed an old Tennessee warehouse into a state-of-the-art, two-story self-storage facility: A+ Storage, in the heart of Nashville’s Music Row. ...More
    February 17, 2009 Mary Ann Diehl Posted in Articles
  • Japan Grapples With Falling Economy
    The Japanese may be looking for its own economic stimulus plan as the country's economy falls to its lowest state since the first oil crisis in 1974. Japan has not suffered much directly from the bursting of bubbles in U.S. credit and housing markets, but its heavy ...More
    February 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • 21 Storage Units Robbed in South Carolina
    The Horry County Police Department in Conway, S.C., are investigating a series of break-ins at a local self-storage facility. According to a news release, officers responded Friday to Extra Room Self Storage in the Myrtle Beach area in reference to burglaries of storage ...More
    February 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Late Fee Dilemma
    Deb T initiated an interesting discussion on Self-Storage Talk about late fees—specifically how much should you charge and when. While a few facilities overlock on the 6th day after a missed payment, many wait 30 or more days. The fees also run the gamut, from the simple ...More
    February 16, 2009 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Concerns About Stimulus Package Continue
    While President Obama is expected to sign historic legislation tomorrow, earmarking billions to jumpstart the failing American economy, many Republicans still believe the stimulus packaged will fail to do its job. Obama's advisors, on the other hand, are kicking the public ...More
    February 16, 2009 Posted in News