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National Storage Center of Redford, Mich., Wins Beautification Award

National Storage Center of Redford, Mich., a 90,000-square-foot self-storage facility developed and managed by Pogoda Cos., received a 2007 Business Beautification Award from the Redford Township Chamber of Commerce. Pogoda, based in Farmington Hills, is Michigan’s largest self-storage operator.
The facility was converted from a vacant industrial building into a 500-unit storage facility in 2006. The project involved the total restoration of the 57,000-square-foot, former Empire Door showroom/manufacturing facility, along with the construction of a 20,000-square-foot, two-story addition and 13,000 square feet of drive-up units along the building’s exterior. New landscaping including a retention pond replaced two rows of asphalt parking and created a park-like green space on the 3.2-acre site. The building features a brightly colored exterior topped by National’s signature cupola, an 11-foot reproduction of the U.S. Capitol dome, which is illuminated at night.
For more information about National Storage Center, call 313.537.5378; e-mail; visit Before and after photos of the property are available from Ann Tappan at or 248.705.9654.
Pogoda has approximately 3 million square feet of storage under management in 38 facilities in Michigan and Ohio. Founded in 1987, the company provides brokerage, management, investment and consulting services to the self-storage and manufactured-housing industries. In addition to its Farmington Hills headquarters, it has offices in Dayton, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information, visit
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