• 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 Blogs
  • 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 Blogs
  • 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
  • Validation
    On the 17th, I posted an entry regarding the attention our industry has received from Architectural Lighting magazine thanks to Flex Storage Systems of Kansas, which received an AL design award. The gist was self-storage is often (erroneously) accused of being the low-class ...More
    August 28, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs