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  • Noah's Ark Self Storage Balboa Opens in Florida
    Noah’s Ark Development opened a new facility in the Orlando, Fla., metro area two months ahead of schedule. Noah’s Ark Self Storage Balboa is a state-of-the-art complex with more than 94,000 square feet of space in a variety of unit sizes. ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News, Construction, Technology
  • Self-Storage Auditing Forms and Checklists
    As a companion to a publication titled “Auditing Self-Storage: Preventing Employee Theft & Embezzlement,” authored by self-storage industry expert Tom Litton, MiniCo Publishing is offering downloadable forms and checklists to help self-storage owners perform facility ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Iowa Floods Have Long-Term Impact on Self-Storage
    Since the June floods that left thousands of people homeless in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, self-storage operators have found themselves either full or struggling to recover from their own losses. ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Virginia Self-Storage Operators May Help to Out Tax Evaders
    Self-storage owners in Virginia may have to provide their local commissioner of revenue with the names of out-of-state residents who park vehicles in their outdoor storage areas. ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • 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