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The owners of Masons Self Storage recently celebrated the reopening of their Barry, Wales facility with a grand reopening ceremony. The facility was closed while the company constructed an additional 170 self-storage units, and implemented a series of renovations intended to make the facility more customer friendly. Welsh National Assembly Member, Jane Hutt, was...

Keepsafe Storage has announced its recent sponsorship agreement with Horsecross Arts. The organization is responsible for a campaign to restore Scotland’s historic Perth Theater. The organization also supports Perth Youth Theater (PYT), Scotland’s oldest youth theater, whose alumni includes Ewan McGregor. “We provide space for businesses and individuals who...

Walmart is a massively successful company, which makes the fact that they recently decided to close 269 locations something of a surprise. This fact isn’t precisely a portrait of financial woes—the company took this action to focus more of their extensive resources toward e-commerce. One of those newly emptied Walmart stores is in Nashville, Tennessee. Childress...

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    Space Station, a London, England-based self-storage company, recently invested over $800,000 to make their buildings more environmentally friendly. They’ve installed 850 solar panels at a cost of $586,000, and spent another $73,000 on a wind turbine for the company’s Brentford facility. Replacing standard lightbulbs with LED ones cost the company $146,000 alone. “Self-storage...

    For the seventh year in a row, Westy Self Storage in Stamford, Connecticut, will be supporting the Swim Across America event to benefit cancer research. Swim Across America is an organization that hosts swim events throughout the country to help raise funds for research partners working to find treatments and cures for cancer patients. In 2015, these events generated...

    South African-based Stor-Age, the largest self-storage brand in South Africa—with 35 locations—was among the sponsors at the Port Elizabeth Color Run race on Sunday, June 12. “This Color Run was my first and it exceeded my expectations,” said Matthew Hall, Stor-Age staff member, on the company’s blog. “I especially enjoyed the interaction with all the...

    The developers of Megacenter Brickell, a project in Miami, Florida, recently overcame a series of roadblocks and have been given the green light to proceed with construction. They received a total of 11 regulation waivers—including one that allowed for a 30-percent reduction in parking spaces—from Miami’s Urban Development Review Board. A pair of real estate...

    The demand for self-storage has been on the rise in Australia, and a Sydney-based company is taking advantage of this growth. Rent A Space Self Storage recently opened up its 12th location in the Sydney area. “Our [new] self-storage property was designed to meet the highest expectations of our customers, and we feel that the local residents will find the quality...

    Valet storage companies are popping up everywhere. This trend is especially successful in densely populated areas—where space shortages and individuals who don’t have cars are prevalent—and involves the pickup, cataloging, and safe storage of one’s items until retrieval is desired. Based in San Francisco, Omni Storage is a valet storage startup vying for...

    The self-storage industry is thriving throughout the world. Companies are taking advantage of this period of healthy growth to build their individual portfolios. StorageMart has been serving customers in the United States and Canada since 1999. The company recently acquired its 171st facility, a former Store More America in Watsonville, California. And now the company...