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  • OpenTech Releases Self-Storage Kiosk Usage Numbers for First-Half 2008
    OpenTech Alliance Inc., developer of the INSOMNIAC line of self-storage kiosks, has released detailed kiosk-usage numbers for the first six months of 2008, providing insight into how consumers use and benefit from self-service tools. ...More
    September 4, 2008 Posted in News, Technology
  • StorageVault Canada Funds Self-Storage Purchases With Share Sale
    StorageVault Canada Inc. plans to sell C$6 million in shares to fund the acquisition of additional fixed-unit self-storage facilities for Canadian PUPS Inc., its portable storage business in Regina, Saskatchewan. ...More
    September 4, 2008 Posted in News
  • Don't Shoot the Messenger
    Last week I talked about the facet of a self-storage manager’s life that entails offering a sympathetic ear to distressed customers. This week another “hat” caught my eye—policeman.   My other hobby—if you could call it a hobby—is ...More
    September 3, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Big Yellow Obtains $582 Million Loan for Expansion
    U.K. self-storage giant Big Yellow Group PLC obtained a £325 million ($582 million) loan from HSH Nordbank to add more than 20 facilites. ...More
    September 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Kliebenstein and LeClaire Release Book on Self-Storage Money-Making Strategies
    Self-storage industry veterans RK Kliebenstein and Jennifer LeClaire have co-authored a new book that will teach facility operators how to generate more revenue, cut expenses and increase property value. ...More
    September 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Basics for the First-Time Self-Storage Owner
    Any way you look at it, there are certain procedures that should be followed to ensure success in self-storage ownership. And most, if not all, of these procedures require professional assistance. It means assembling a team of experts who can help you thoroughly research ...More
    September 3, 2008 Terry Campbell Posted in Articles, Construction, Development
  • Motorola Founding Family Invests in Self-Storage
    The family that founded Motorola Inc. and ran it for three generations is now investing in self-storage. ...More
    September 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • How Do You Deal With Anger?
    I began this blog with a little research. I had an idea and was looking for backup articles and resources, like I do most of the time for this weekly writing assignment. The only thing is my Internet is so slow this morning that it has turned a seemingly quick (and ...More
    September 2, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • ISS Expo in Nashville
    As I was turning my calendar to the month of September this morning, I realized just how close we are to the ISS Expo in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 7-10. Wow! Time flies when you’re planning. It seems like just yesterday I was researching the city’s famed ...More
    September 1, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Self-Storage Site Planning: What You Need to Know
    Some significant changes in the development process have evolved adding complexity to the already challenging process. The emergence of city planning boards focused on architectural appeal has made it much harder and more expensive to find a site for construction. When ...More
    September 1, 2008 Jamie Lindau Posted in Articles, Construction, Development