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  • JanUs Door Makes Ever-Green Promise
    JanUS Door, a manufacturer of coiling sheet doors, hallway partitions and rolling steel doors for the self-storage, commercial and industrial markets, has made an oath to engage in eco-friendly practices. Referred to as its Ever-Green Promise, the JanUS mission is “to ...More
    March 30, 2009 Posted in News, Construction
  • Reported Internet Crime Up 33 Percent in 2008
    Internet-based crime jumped 33 percent last year, the Internet Crime Complaint Center detailed Monday in its annual report released Monday. The Center received more than 275,000 complaints in 2008. The total reported dollar loss from such scams was $265 million, or about ...More
    March 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Self Storage Association of Michigan Attempts Lien-Law Renovation
    Thanks to a bill that was introduced to protect deployed service members, the Self Storage Association of Michigan (SSAM) is pursuing renovation of its state self-storage lien law. ...More
    March 30, 2009 Posted in News, Legal Issues
  • Coachella Self Storage to Host Local Chamber Mixer
    Coachella (Calif.) Self Storage will host a business mixer for the local chamber of commerce on April 16 at 5:30. ...More
    March 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Responses by Rote
    ISS Guest Blogger Gina Six Kudo uses two valuable customer service lessons she learned while traveling to evaluate her own facility's rote responses. ...More
    March 30, 2009 Guest Blogger Gina Six Kudo Posted in Blogs
  • Financial-Crisis Survival Guide for Self-Storage Owners
    As the economy continues to struggle, even top economists are unable to say definitively when we’ll see an upturn in the market. This uncertainty has frozen the real estate markets, making acquisition a challenging process during the past year and for the foreseeable ...More
    March 30, 2009 H. Michael Schwartz Posted in Articles, Development, Finance, Real Estate
  • Chrysler, GM Could Receive More Bailout Money
    After declaring General Motors' and Chrysler's plan to pull themselves from financial ruin a failure, the Obama Administration announced its own plans to save the struggling automakers, which could include a structured bankruptcy. President Obama announced Monday his plans ...More
    March 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • The Benefits of Self-Storage Tenant Insurance
    According to a 2008 survey, 73 percent of self-storage operators do not offer a storage insurance option to their tenants. However, self-storage owners can avoid trouble and maintain good customer relations by offering customers an insurance option, or by retaining some ...More
    March 29, 2009 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles, Legal Issues
  • An Open Letter: Self-Storage Real Estate in This Economy
    Industry real estate veteran Michael McCune gives his unvarnished thoughts on today's real estate market and what he believes to be a self-storage owner's options when it comes to refinancing and selling. ...More
    March 28, 2009 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Finance, Real Estate
  • Door to Door Storage Participates in Trash to Treasure Program
    Door to Door Storage Inc., a national provider of portable-storage containers and moving services, will donate the free use of 10 storage containers to the University of Texas (UT) at Austin for its 2009 Trash to Treasure event. ...More
    March 27, 2009 Posted in News