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  • 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
  • Senate, House Reach Agreement on Stimulus Bill
    Negotiators have resolved the differences between the House and Senate versions of the stimulus bill, Sen. Harry Reid said Wednesday. The $789 billion package is lower than the House's $819 billion version and the Senate's $838 billion bill. President Obama said he wanted ...More
    February 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • U.K. Reports Self-Storage Industry Growth
    The U.K. self-storage industry is continuing to grow despite the economic difficulties, according to a Mintel report commissioned by the U.K.'s Self Storage Association. The number of self-storage sites has grown by more than 10 percent in the last year to 750 primary ...More
    February 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • JanUS Door Hires Regional Sales Manager
    Scotty Sundin was named Western regional sales manager, self-storage division for JanUS Door. Sundin has been in the self-storage industry for more than 12 years, managing accounts at LST Erectors and DBCi. ...More
    February 11, 2009 Posted in News, Construction
  • SMD Software/SiteLink Partners with Merchant Services Network
    SMD Software Inc., maker of SiteLink management software for self-storage and portable storage, has partnered with Merchant Services Network to provide SiteLink Web Edition users with integrated, secure credit card payment solutions. ...More
    February 11, 2009 Posted in News, Technology