Industry News

Scott Self Storage in Carlisle, England, recently announced that the registration for their fifth annual Cycle the Solway is now open. The cycling event will take place on July 12 on the scenic coastal roads of North Cumbria. This year there will be a new addition to the event. Stephen Scott, of Scott Self Storage, said that they will incorporate a 10k family ride....

May is Foster Care Awareness Month and StorageMart, a self-storage company based in Oakland, California, is committed to spreading the message. StorageMart will be helping the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association with its “Shoe In for Foster Care” campaign, for the second year. There are close to 400,000 children in the foster care system in...

Last year in the fall, Old Barn Self Storage held their third annual art contest for school children in grades one through four. Over 300 entries were submitted depicting images that represent the essence of the months of February, March and April, as interpreted by the student. Old Barn management judged the entries and announced the winners earlier this year. Old...

Amazing Spaces self storage facility in the Woodlands, Texas, has been named the best of the Woodlands for the sixth consecutive year. The results were based on a poll conducted by the WoodlandsOnline.com. Each year the site conducts a survey asking visitors to vote for their favorite local businesses in more than 80 categories. Since 2010, Amazing Spaces has been...

Hong Kong Storage announced that they will host an investment seminar for those interested in investing in the self-storage industry in Hong Kong. The seminar, Essential Elements of Strategic Investment in Industrial Properties and Self Storage in Hong Kong, will be held in the afternoon on March 30 at the Shantung Room, Level 8, Langham Place, Mongkok, Kowloon. There...

Austin-based SpareFoot Inc., an aggregator website for the self-storage industry, launched its first television advertising campaign this month. The campaign has two thirty-second ads that are meant to raise the public’s awareness of SpareFoot, the independent storage facilities that are listed with them, and how simple it is to find a storage unit through SpareFoot....

The self storage industry has grown into one of the soundest investments in real estate over the past few years. Why? Because business is good to the tune of $24 billion in revenue last year nationwide. The industry in Hawaii, is no exception. According to StorQuest, record high revenue in that state has brought record high occupancy rates. The reason business is...

The 2015 Inside Self-Storage World Expo (ISS Expo) organizers recently announced that they are offering DVDs for sale of the educational tracks that will be held during the event. The Expo will be held in Las Vegas April 6 through 9 at the Paris Hotel & Resort. This is the premier expo for self-storage owners and managers in the United States. This is the first...

With spring thawing much of the nation after a long, cold winter, high school students everywhere are planning for one of the biggest nights of the year—prom. Some students, however, can’t afford to go. That is where the Long Island Volunteer Center and Westy Self Storage come in. The West Self Storage facility in Lake Success, New York, has pledged to support...

Deciding to change one’s career comes with substantial risk. For former banker turned valet self-storage company operator, Paul Stricker, it appears that change is going to work out well. Stricker, who left banking to pursue his MBA at the London School of Business, is one of the co-founders of London’s latest valet self-storage company, Boxman. Like other valet...