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  • Self-Storage Owner Killed in Building-Renovation Mishap
    Tim Blake, owner of A&W Storage in Jackson, Mich., died Sunday night while doing renovations in the 83-year-old, downtown Blake Building, of which he was co-owner. ...More
    January 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Bitter Cold Sweeps Across Midwest
    Record-breaking cold weather is sweeping across the Midwest today, with lows below zero in some cities. The National Weather Service said the bitterly cold temperatures will likely remain in the eastern United States through the weekend before returning to seasonable ...More
    January 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • NAREIT Supports Sales Tax Fairness and Simplification Act
    The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), in collaboration with a coalition of industry groups, wrote to President-elect Barack Obama and Congressional leadership this month urging inclusion of the Sales Tax Fairness and Simplification Act (STFSA) ...More
    January 15, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • New Brand Aims to Expand Green Self-Storage
    Hall Street Self Storage of Brooklyn, N.Y., which opened in May 2008 as the country’s first green self-storage facility, has changed its name and established the new iStoreGreen brand in hopes of making eco-friendly self-storage accessible nationwide. ...More
    January 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Website Allows Comparison of More than 35,000 Self-Storage Facilities
    Store It Here LLC has launched a new self-storage facility search website, StorageSeeker.com, which allows prospective tenants to search, map and perform a side-by-side comparison of nearly every storage location in the United States. ...More
    January 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Big Yellow Occupancy Slips
    Big Yellow self-storage occupancy numbers drop 3 percent in 2008. ...More
    January 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Pre-Registration Discount Ends on Jan. 19 for Inside Self-Storage World Exp
    Pre-registration discounts are available through Jan. 19 for the self-storage industry’s largest conference and tradeshow, the Inside Self-Storage World Expo. ...More
    January 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Coupons Run Out for Digital TV Converter
    The switch to all-digital television from analog Feb. 17 could leave thousands without programming. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) offered coupons for a box that would help those without cable or satellite maintain access to free ...More
    January 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Registration Deadline Approaches for Free Self-Storage Security Webinar
    The registration cutoff is approaching for the free Jan. 15 webinar titled “Self-Storage Security: Getting Past the Hype on Systems, Installation and More,” presented by Inside Self-Storage (ISS) and Sentinel Systems Corp. ...More
    January 13, 2009 Posted in News, Technology
  • Researchers Uncover Info About Gene Fusion, Cancer
    Using new technologies that make it easier to sequence the human genome, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a series of genes that become fused when their chromosomes trade places with each other. These recurrent gene ...More
    January 13, 2009 Posted in News