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  • SS-20 Building Systems Wins Excellence in Design Award
    SS-20 Building Systems Inc. of Bradenton, Fla., recently received an Excellence in Design Award for the self-storage category from American Buildings Co. ...More
    June 16, 2009 Posted in News, Construction
  • Webinar on Survival Tips for Self-Storage Managers, July 8
    On July 8 at 2 p.m. ET, self-storage veteran Ann Parham will present a free webinar titled, "Economic Survival for Managers,” an online seminar for self-storage managers who want to know how to better operate their facilities in a down economy. ...More
    June 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Maine Governor Signs Bill That Taxes Self-Storage
    Despite the efforts of the local and national self-storage associations, Maine Governor John Baldacci signed a new tax-reform bill last week that applies a 5 percent sales tax to self-storage and several of the state’s services. ...More
    June 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Home Construction Jumps 17.2 Percent in May
    Construction of new homes and apartments jumped 17.2 percent in May, the largest increase in three months, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. The spike comes after construction fell in April to a record low of 454,000 units. May's seasonally adjusted rate of 532,000 ...More
    June 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Gas Prices Still Going Up
    Monday marked the 48th straight day gas prices increased, even though crude prices have fallen on the stock market nearly 3 percent over the last two trading days, settling at $70.62 a barrel for July delivery. ...More
    June 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Ross Self Storage Hosts Free Weddings, Flea Market and More
    On June 14, Ross Self Storage in Ohio hosted an all-out grand opening that featured free weddings, notary-public services, food, tarot-card readings and a flea market. ...More
    June 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Obama to Unveil Banking Reform Proposal Wednesday
    In an effort to repair the country's system of financial regulation, President Obama will release a proposal Wednesday with his plans to overhaul how the government oversees banks and financial companies. ...More
    June 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • NY Police Arrest Self-Storage Burglary Suspect
    Police have arrested a man in connection with a burglary at a Store House Self Storage in Watertown, N.Y. The state police believe he may be connected with similar break-ins across the area. ...More
    June 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Consumer Confidence Rises for Third Straight Month
    For the third month in a row, consumer confidence is on the rise, a new survey shows. The Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers shows U.S. consumer confidence rose to a nine-month high in June. ...More
    June 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • TV Stations Go All Digital Friday
    All major TV stations will cease broadcasting in analog, if they haven't already, and go digital. Nearly half of the nation's 1,760 full-power TV stations have already stopped broadcasting in analog. ...More
    June 11, 2009 Posted in News