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The push for firmer self storage facility regulations in Hong Kong has many operators seething. The proposal for stricter measures comes six months after a deadly blaze at a self storage facility killed two firefighters and took over four days to extinguish. Proposals set forth by the Fire Service Department, such as building firewalls around partitions and wider...

When the 2017 GLRU Premier League season starts in mid-March, the Pirates Rugby Club in Johannesburg, South Africa will be operating under a new name—the Stor-Age Pirates. Stor-Age, one of the leading self storage providers in South Africa, has agreed to sponsor the team for the 2017 season. As part of the sponsorship agreement, the team will be known as the Stor-Age...

Imagine if a self storage company offered both physical storage for grandma’s heirloom china cabinet as well as cloud storage for her decades of digitized family photos. Right Move Storage LLC recently announced that, through its partnership with VaultDrop LLC, it is now providing its customers with storage units and unlimited cloud storage. “This is a ground-breaking...

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    With indications pointing to continued growth in the self storage market in Brazil, MetroFit is making plans to expand operations so that it can take advantage. MetroFit was founded in 2012 through a partnership of United States-based Metro Storage and Brazilian real estate company TRX. The partnership formed with the goal of opening as many as ten facilities a year....

    The Arlington City Council in Arlington, Texas has unanimously approved the proposal for a new All Storage facility after expressing reservations about it at past meetings. The Council had tabled a vote on the facility at the January 24th meeting to give the developers a chance to address concerns they had over the plans for the Joplin Road facility. Fortunately...

    UK-based Ark Self Storage has announced a partnership with National Childbirth Trust (NCT). The company is providing the charity much-needed self storage space at its Grimsby, England location. “In order for us to carry out fundraising events and continue our services within the community, we needed somewhere to store our things,” Branch Coordinator Vicky...

    In the UK, many charities have found that they can count on Big Yellow Self Storage to lend a helping hand. The company has a long history of supporting local charitable organizations, and they recently added another to that list: The Good Grief Trust. The Trust is an online organization that wants to make it easier for grieving people to focus on the things that...

      How does one take a brand with little stand-out or talkability and make it relevant and compelling to today’s consumer? This was the question posed by keynote speaker Tim Wade, former director of marketing for the Best Western hotel chain, at the United Kingdom Self Storage Association’s annual Ski Workshop. The Austrian Alps-based event took place February...

    StorageMart Self Storage has a history of involvement with charitable causes. Those efforts are continuing in their newest market—the UK. StorageMart has operated in the United States and Canada for many years. The company’s portfolio includes 174 locations in North America. Last year they made a bold business decision and spent $121.9 million (£100m) to acquire...

    Several self storage facilities in Texas are partnering with an organization called Texavet to benefit the pets in their communities. To enjoy the longest, happiest, healthiest lives, animals, like people, need access to basic medical care. A key part of this care is an animal’s vaccinations. The cost of these shots can be prohibitive to those with tight budgets,...