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  • Resolving Self-Storage Defaults and Avoiding Lien Sales
    There are now 48 states (plus the District of Columbia) with self-storage lien laws that entitle the storage operator to sell a tenant’s goods at a public sale when rent is not paid. However, a lien sale should always be considered the remedy of last resort. ...More
    March 7, 2009 Scott Zucker Posted in Articles, Legal Issues
  • NASA's Kepler Telescope to Look for Life Beyond Earth
    NASA's Kepler telescope, set to blast into space from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday night, will look for Earth-like planets orbiting sun-like stars. ...More
    March 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Ode to the Golf Cart
    ISS guest blogger John Roser gives praise to one of the self-storage manager's most effective operational tools: the golf cart. ...More
    March 6, 2009 Guest Blogger John Roser Posted in Blogs
  • SiteLink Web Edition Completes SAS 70 Audit Report
    SMD Software Inc., developer of SiteLink software for self-storage and portable-storage management, announced that its Web Edition has successfully completed the SAS 70 Audit Report, an in-depth assessment of internal controls including financial and data security. ...More
    March 6, 2009 Posted in News, Technology
  • JK Moving & Storage Presents Environmental Sustainability Award
    JK Moving & Storage Inc. is awarding its inaugural Environmental Sustainability Award to the Crystal City Business Improvement District. The company will officially present the award during an open house at its Sterling, Va., headquarters on March 26. ...More
    March 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • KeyBanc Upgrades Public Storage, Reiterates Hold on U-Store-It
    An analyst from KeyBanc capital markets, a provider of corporate and investment banking and capital-markets services, this week made recommendations regarding self-storage real estate investment trusts Public Storage Inc. and U-Store-It Trust. ...More
    March 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • SkilCheck Hires New Mystery-Shopping Coordinator
    SkilCheck Services Inc., a Lodi, Calif.-based mystery-shopping and training company, has hired a new mystery-shopping coordinator, Monique Mack. ...More
    March 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Police Investigate Break-In at Sioux Falls Self-Storage Facility
    Police in Sioux Falls, S.D., are investigating a break-in at a local self-storage facility where locks were cut off of 12 units. ...More
    March 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Book: Self Storage The Journey
    Dean Brown, CEO of American Steel Buildings Inc. (ASB), has published a new book titled Self Storage The Journey, a detailed industry guide for people interested in getting started in the self-storage business. ...More
    March 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Unemployment Reaches 12.5 Million
    The number of Americans without jobs hit an all-time high in February, reaching 12.5 million, the highest unemployment rate in 25 years. Employers slashed 651,000 jobs in February, down from a revised loss of 655,000 jobs in January. December's loss was also revised higher ...More
    March 6, 2009 Posted in News