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March 1, 2007

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Self Storage Promotions Enters Market

Revelation Media Networks Inc., an integrated marketing and communications firm, launched a new division, Self Storage Promotions, to serve the needs of industry developers and investors. The company provides services such as strategic counseling; public, media and community relations; corporate and crisis communications; marketing and advertising campaigns; web services; event management; branding; and video production.

The divisions president and creative director is Jennifer LeClaire, a contributor to industry publications for five years. In addition, Self Storage Promotions has formed a strategic alliance with Storage Marketing Solutions. SMS helps storage companies create and implement marketing campaigns and form strategic alliances. Info: www.selfstoragepromotions.com

U.S. Buildings Donates Computers

Steel Buildings leader U.S. Buildings, provider of steel buildings to businesses and individuals, donated computers to the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County, Florida. U.S. Buildings has donated to several charities including donations to help Hurricane Katrina victims.

U.S. Buildings goal with the computer donation is to help bridge the digital divide and economic gap that sometimes prohibits access to technology. Info: www.usbuildingsdirect.com/steel-buildings-donates-computers.htm

BETCO and S&W Group Offer Free Seminars

The public is invited to attend the following free seminars hosted by BETCO Inc. and The S&W Group. To register, contact Margaret Fox at 888.817.9422, ext. 401, or register online at www.betcoinc.com or www.sandwgroup.com

March 5Getting Started in Self-Storage, hosted by BETCO and The S&W Group; Charlotte N.C.
March 6Self-Storage Owners Seminar, hosted by The S&W Group; Charlotte, N.C.

Trachte Hosts Free Building Blocks

Trachte Building Systems announces its 2007 free seminar schedule, The Building Blocks of Storage. The seminar introduces attendees to the self-storage industry with practical advice, industry trends and current information. Class hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and a complimentary lunch is served.

For more information or to register, call 800.356.5824 or visit www.trachte.com/seminar. For overnight accommodations, please contact the hotel directly.

Trachte Building Systems markets a full line of pre-engineered steel building systems. In addition, the company specializes in smaller buildings for commercial and industrial use.

The schedule through April follows (visit the website for future events).

March 8Portland, Ore., Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 503.256.5000 
March 13Salt Lake City, Hilton Salt Lake City Airport, 801.539.1515 
March 21New Orleans, Crowne Plaza Astor New Orleans, 504.962.0500 
April 17Red Deer, Alberta, The Capri Hotel, 403.346.2091 
April 19Hartford, Conn., Sheraton Bradley Airport Hotel, 860.627.5311 
April 24Merrillville, Ind., Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 219.769.6311 
April 26Nashville, Tenn., Holiday Inn Select Nashville-Vanderbuilt, 615.327.4707 
May 15Casper, Wyo., Casper Holiday Inn on the River, 307.235.2531

Wine Storage Demand Booms in Fairfield, N.J.

As wine collecting increases across the United States, so does the demand for specialized storage. The wine-storage business is so good at LLK Enterprises in Fairfield, N.J., that, even after it doubled its 10,000-square-foot wine storage, the facility is full again. LLK, an affiliate of the New York wine shop Acker Merrall & Condit, hopes to triple its space in 2007.

Storage Units Become Santas Closets

Around the holidays, Abbott Self-Storage of Nashville, Tenn., bills its smaller storage units as Santa Closets, reported MSNBC.com. The manager said several women have rented units this year to house large presents like big-screen TVs and recliners for their husbands or to hide and wrap gifts for kids. Absolute Storage Management of Memphis, which operates Abbott and other storage facilities in the Southeast, offers 4-by-4 units from early November through Christmas for $1 a day.

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