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  • Operating Records Management Within Self-Storage FacilitiesImprove your cash flow in 90 days
    Operating Records Management Within Self-Storage FacilitiesImprove your cash flow in 90 days By Cary McGovern Records management and storage can improve your cash flow one unit at a time--if optimally implemented--in as little as 90 days. This column will address the ways ...More
    January 1, 1999 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Nuts and Bolts of MarketingThe importance of research in meeting customer expectations
    Nuts and Bolts of MarketingThe importance of research in meeting customer expectations By Harley Rolfe Ever watch a photo emerge in a darkroom? The previous hard-nosed columns articles--as well as this one--have provided you with the tools to "develop" the picture ...More
    January 1, 1999 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • The 870 SS Door
    Overhead Door Corp.Heading for Self-Storage The Overhead Door Corp., based in Dallas, pioneered the upward-acting door industry, inventing the first overhead door in 1921 and the first electric door opener in 1926. Today, the company and its divisions--including W.B. ...More
    January 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • Falling Interest Rates:That's Good, Right? So Why Aren't We Smiling?
    Falling Interest Rates:That's Good, Right? So Why Aren't We Smiling? The following is reprinted from the Argus Self Storage Sales Network Market Monitor newsletter. Interest rates are at all-time lows, which is good if you're a consumer, but something odd is happening in ...More
    January 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Finance
  • A Walk Down Wall StreetThe state of financing in the self-storage industry
    A Walk Down Wall StreetThe state of financing in the self-storage industry By Tara Collins Though reserved, lenders and Wall Streeters are optimistic for 1999. While the market took a hard turn during the last two quarters, things are beginning to look up for self-storage ...More
    January 1, 1999 Tara Collins Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Inside Self-Storage 11/98: US Door & Building Components
    CORPORATE PROFILE US Door & Building Components Looking to the future By Tom Brecke Don't accuse John McLane or Chip Cordes of letting grass grow under their feet. McLane, founder of Roll-lite Storage Systems, and Cordes, general manager of Roll-lite, left that company ...More
    December 1, 1998 Tom Brecke Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Protecting Your Facility Against Winter Weather
    Protecting Your Facility Against Winter Weather By David Wilhite Are you ready for winter? Freezing temperatures, blustery winds, ice, sleet and snow can all cause severe damage to your self-storage facility and property, especially if you are not prepared for them. Winter ...More
    December 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • What You Should Know About Hurricane Coverage
    What You Should Know About Hurricane Coverage By David Wilhite In any given year, an average of three hurricanes will strike the United States. In 1995, hurricanes accounted for more than 100 deaths and caused billions of dollars in damages. National Weather Service experts ...More
    December 1, 1998 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Dispelling Old Myths
    Dispelling Old Myths By Cary F. McGovern Recently, I overheard several long-time self-storage owner/operators and prominent self-storage consultants discussing records management. According to their conversation, records management in a self-storage facility is difficult to ...More
    December 1, 1998 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage 12/98: North Ranch Self Storage
    North Ranch Self Storage 'A CUT ABOVE' By Jeanne Fulfer North Ranch Self Storage, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., is the result of several years of planning. We wanted not just a storage facility, but a property that was a cut above the rest--a business for which we could be ...More
    December 1, 1998 Jeanne Fulfer Posted in Articles