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  • Custody Sets Records Management Apart From Basic Records Storage
    Offering more services to records-management customers increases business and profit, as well as responsibility for self-storage operators. The biggest responsibility is guarding the chain of custody, which is altered when a facility shifts from records-storage to ...More
    December 25, 2008 Ian Thomas Posted in Articles
  • Claims for Unemployed Insurance Benefits Soars
    As the labor market continues to struggle, the number of people applying for unemployment insurance jumped by 30,000 to a 26-year peak last week, according to government data released Wednesday. Initial claims for state unemployment insurance benefits rose to a ...More
    December 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Let's Talk ...
    John Roser, a self-storage manager and regular cartoon-contributor to Inside Self-Storage magazine, dropped me a line a couple weeks back. He's a clever guy, so it didn't surprise me that he had another great idea. It was such a good one, we put it in motion almost ...More
    December 24, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • INSOMNIAC 770
    OpenTech Alliance introduces its newest self-storage kiosk, the INSOMNIAC 770, offering a freestanding pedestal design, onboard signage and an optional canopy. ...More
    December 24, 2008 Posted in News, Technology
  • Staying Healthy During the Holidays
    With cold and flu season at its peak, health experts say the best defense is a healthy diet, plenty of rest and moderate exercise. But during the holidays, many people find this formula nearly impossible. While food alone cannot protect you against the common cold or ...More
    December 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • PODS Uses Recyclable DuraPlate Material for Portable Self-Storage
    PODS Enterprises signed a multi-year agreement with Wabash National’s DuraPlate Products Group to build and service all PODS' traditional portable-storage container requirements. ...More
    December 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Mako Steel Opens Washington, D.C. Sales Office
    Mako Steel Inc., which designs, supplies and installs steel buildings for the self-storage industry nationwide, will open a new sales office in Washington, D.C., with Mark Colwell at the lead as Northeast sales and project manager. ...More
    December 23, 2008 Posted in News, Construction
  • Self Storage Talk Member Lounge Added to ISS Expo in Vegas, Jan. 26-29
    Members and moderators of Self-Storage Talk, the self-storage industry’s largest online community, can now meet and mingle face-to-face at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, thanks to the addition of a new Members Lounge to the show’s exhibit hall. ...More
    December 23, 2008 Posted in News
  • Marcus & Millichap Represent Self-Storage Facility in Sale
    Wesche Properties purchased the Heated Self-Storage complex Stanwood, Wash., for $2.8 million, or about $103 per square foot, from Mukilteo View Sales Inc. The 27,150-square-foot building was built in 2000 and sits on 3.6 acres in the North Snohomish County Industrial ...More
    December 23, 2008 Posted in News
  • Three-Story Self-Storage Facility Approved in Manchester, Conn.
    Land and approvals for an 81,275-square-foot, three-story self-storage facility in Manchester, Conn., were sold to a regional self-storage partnership. Investment Real Estate provided the seller with its initial feasibility study prior to its purchase of the land, and IREM ...More
    December 23, 2008 Posted in News, Real Estate