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  • U.K.'s Wolverhampton Self Storage Plans Expansion
    Wolverhampton Self Storage is planning a regional expansion program in response to strong demand for storage in Bilston, United Kingdom. The economic downturn has led many companies in and around the Black Country area to downsize their own premises and turn to self-storage ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Column Wrap
    Detroit-based Ideal Shield, a manufacturer bumper-post sleeves, guardrails and handrails, announced its new column wrap, which helps self-storage facility owners maintain the look of columns in high-traffic areas. ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • SiteLink 2009
    SMD Software Inc. released SiteLink 2009, the largest upgrade for its PC-based self-storage management software to date. ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News, Technology
  • Virus DNA Research Could Lead to a Cure for Common Cold
    Researchers analyzing the DNA of a family of viruses linked to the common cold could one day lead to a cure. The rhinoviruses that cause colds have been elusive targets for drugs. Studying the genes of all 99 known strains of the germ have helped uncover sections of DNA ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Japan Grapples With Falling Economy
    The Japanese may be looking for its own economic stimulus plan as the country's economy falls to its lowest state since the first oil crisis in 1974. Japan has not suffered much directly from the bursting of bubbles in U.S. credit and housing markets, but its heavy ...More
    February 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • 21 Storage Units Robbed in South Carolina
    The Horry County Police Department in Conway, S.C., are investigating a series of break-ins at a local self-storage facility. According to a news release, officers responded Friday to Extra Room Self Storage in the Myrtle Beach area in reference to burglaries of storage ...More
    February 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Concerns About Stimulus Package Continue
    While President Obama is expected to sign historic legislation tomorrow, earmarking billions to jumpstart the failing American economy, many Republicans still believe the stimulus packaged will fail to do its job. Obama's advisors, on the other hand, are kicking the public ...More
    February 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Strategic Storage Trust Acquires Three Self-Storage Facilities for $9.9M
    Strategic Storage Trust Inc. (SSTI) finalized the $9.9 million acquisition of three high-profile self-storage facilities in busy traffic corridors in the greater metropolitan area of Cincinnati. Completing the purchase of the three Best Self-Storage properties brings an ...More
    February 13, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Investment Real Estate Brokers Two Self-Storage Sales in Pennsylvania
    Investment Real Estate brokered two self-storage transactions in Lewisberry and Huntington, Pa. Smith Country Storage, a 6,400-square-foot facility, has 44 units on 3 acres and was 98 percent occupied at time of sale. John Gilliland and Nancy Mitchell brokered the ...More
    February 12, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Quality Self Storage Collects Donations for Church Food Pantry
    Quality Self Storage of Englewood, Fla., will be collecting donations for the new food pantry opened this month by the Englewood East Church of Christ. ...More
    February 11, 2009 Posted in News