• Storage and Steel Triumvirate Form New Company to Serve West Coast
    A new self-storage framing company, NW Systems Inc., has been formed from a consolidation of Kiwi Storage Systems, Northwest Steel Systems and Skyline Consulting to serve the West Coast. ...More
    September 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • The Pack Rats are coming!
    We recently posted a press release to the ISS website regarding a new mobile-storage contender entering the Phoenix market: 1-800-PACK-RAT. The company plans to open at least four facilities in Arizona in the next few years; and based on my observations, it isn't messing ...More
    September 5, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Stor edge Appoints New VP of Operations
    Canada-based storage operator Stor edge self storage appointed David G. Demchuck as its new vice president of operations. ...More
    September 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Michigan Racquet Club Goes Self-Storage
    Jackson, Mich., storage owners have converted an old athletic club to a new climate-controlled storage facility. ...More
    September 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Performance and Tenancy Booms
    Is the self-storage industry headed toward another big development cycle similar to the one in the late 1990s? The high prices investors have been paying for self-storage in many markets represent a significant premium over replacement costs. In market conditions like this, ...More
    September 1, 2006 Charles Ray Wilson Posted in Articles, Development
  • Bringing Women and Minorities Into the Construction Fold
    It's no revelation, just a simple fact: The health of our industry is intimately tied to that of the construction field. When materials and labor are hard to come by, self-storage also suffers. Right now, construction is experiencing a woeful shortage of skilled workers. If ...More
    August 31, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • ACE Mentor Program Receives $250K from ABC
    The ACE Mentor Program of America, which encourages students to consider careers in construction, architecture, engineering and other related fields, received a $250,000 donation from Associated Builders and Contractors. ...More
    August 30, 2006 Posted in News
  • New Seminar Topics Added to ISS Vegas Expo
    New educational seminars have been added to the agenda for the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo, Feb. 20-23, the industry's largest trade event. ...More
    August 30, 2006 Posted in News
  • Fire Damages 60-Plus Units at Lake Forest Facility
    A fire at Trabuco Self-Storage & RV Center in Lake Forest, Calif., destroyed 15 units and caused heat, smoke or water damage to 60 others on Monday. ...More
    August 29, 2006 Posted in News
  • ABC Gives to Gulf Construction Training Effort
    On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall, Associated Builders and Contractors made a $25,000 contribution to GREAT—Gulf Rebuild: Education, Advancement and Training. ...More
    August 29, 2006 Posted in News