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  • U-Haul Parent Company Reports Losses
    AMERCO, parent company of U-Haul International Inc., this week reported losses for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. ...More
    June 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • Boilini Joins BETCO as National Accounts Manager
    Bob Boilini has joined BETCO Inc., a single-source manufacturer of self-storage building components, as national accounts manager. ...More
    June 5, 2009 Posted in News, Construction
  • Staying Under the Legislative Radar - Not!
    For decades, self-storage was fortunate enough to fly below the radar of government interest. Until recent years, there was precious little interference in self-storage by the state legislatures. State lien laws were developed, but self-storage was not ...More
    June 5, 2009 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Legislators Reintroduce Credit Card Fair Fee Act
    The National Association of Convenience Stores and the National Retail Federation were among those that applauded today’s reintroduction of the “Credit Card Fair Fee Act” which seeks to address the more than $48 billion that Americans pay annually in credit card swipe fees. ...More
    June 4, 2009 Posted in News, Management
  • Legal Learning Live Highlights Self-Storage Lien Sales, Abandonment and More
    The operation of a self-storage facility involves legal risk pertaining to customers’ personally identifiable information and stored goods. Facility owners and managers who want to ensure they’re covering their legal bases can get the critical information they need during ...More
    June 4, 2009 Posted in News, Legal Issues
  • Wal-Mart to Add 22,000 U.S. Jobs
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to add 22,000 new positions to its U.S. stores this year as it opens or expands 150 stores. The company will hire cashiers, stock clerks, store managers, pharmacists and personnel workers. ...More
    June 4, 2009 Posted in News, Marketing
  • Canadian PUPS to Be Added to Ontario Self-Storage Facility
    StorageVault Canada Inc., owner of Canadian PUPS (portable units, portable storage) Inc., has entered an agreement to proceed with a proof-of-concept trial at Conundrum Capital Corp.’s self-storage facility in Kanata, Ontario. ...More
    June 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Theft Reported at Public Storage in Hammond, Ind.
    Locks were cut off of approximately 20 self-storage units at a Public Storage facility in a North Hammond, Ind., on Tuesday, with many items reported stolen. ...More
    June 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Interpersonal Relationships and Business Success
    A self-storage manager must learn to adapt to all types of customer personalities. Completing a business course or reading books about interpersonal relationships can help self-storage employees be successful in dealing with a variety of customers. ...More
    June 4, 2009 Gina Six Kudo Posted in Blogs
  • Capture Self-Storage Tenants With Low-Cost Curb Appeal
    Great self-storage curb appeal can draw new customers, while poor curb appeal will likely drive them to the competition. Consumers relate well-maintained, clean properties with safer, more secure facilities. Here are some easy, and low-cost, strategies self-storage owners ...More
    June 4, 2009 Teresa Sedmak Posted in Articles, Marketing