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For years, converting existing structures into self-storage facilities was preferred over new construction. And that methodology is exactly what Island Self Storage in Hawaii is hoping to employ with its next project. Should their proposal be approved by Kauai County officials, the company will be looking to do something rather unique. It will convert the several...

The self-storage industry is well established in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The rest of Europe and Australia aren’t far behind. Asia, on the other hand, is considered an open frontier. And, Edward Thirlwall, founder of Supercheap Storage of Australia, recently decided to take his company to China. Supercheap Storage is container-based self-storage;...

Presidential campaigns are historical and worth remembering. That’s precisely what Robert Wright had in mind when he began collecting presidential campaign memorabilia in 1968. And his impressive collection now sits in several self-storage units on Long Island in New York. Over the years, Wright is said to have collected thousands of campaign items. His first piece:...

SmartStop® Self Storage recently announced its Team SmartStop® 14-man roster for the 2015 cycling season. Ten are cyclists from the 2014 team and four are new to the team. SmartStop® Self Storage has 126 self-storage properties in 17 states and in Canada and proudly sponsors sports teams of all types. Formed in 2007, the men’s cycling ‘Team SmartStop®’ is...

    Posted on Feb 20 2015 - 10:29pm by Winnie Hsiu
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    Although it’s early in the year, 2015 is proving promising for self-storage companies around the United States. Industry growth is seen as a result of both company expansions and acquisitions as well as increased demand for storage. Three companies in particular, Store Here, Extra Space Storage, and Global, have recently added large numbers of properties to their...

    The self-storage industry is well-established in the United States, and growth is spreading worldwide. With differences in cultures and customs, some areas are starting to see a different variation of the business; valet self-storage. The small island city-state of Singapore has one of the denser populations in the world with over 19,000 people per square mile, and,...

    A decorated office building in Northbrook, Illinois, is vacant and has caused city officials some concern. This situation may not be unique, except for the fact that this office, situated at 990 Skokie Boulevard, was designed by the well-known architect Joe Valeria. Not only that, but the building won the American Institute of Architects’ Distinguished Chicago Building...

    Every investor loves a ‘sure thing.’ The irony, of course, is that there is no such thing as a ‘sure thing’ in investing. But, a close second, would be a reliable, proven investment. And the self storage industry is just that. ListSelfStorage.com has breathed new life into self-storage real estate and investment transactions. As the first website that allows...

    With self-storage facilities in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, Len Lothian U-Store recently changed their name to Len’s Self Storage and rebranded their business. As part of the rebranding, the website was redesigned, incorporating the name change and an entirely new look. Future plans for incorporating the new brand include remodeling their reception areas in...

      Posted on Feb 13 2015 - 10:29pm by Winnie Hsiu
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      Zippy Shell, the Asian-based moving and storage company, is embracing the old saying, “Out with the old and in with the new.” The company recently unveiled a complete rebranding of their company, including a new visual identity, tagline, and website. This rebranding will support their plans for future growth. “Redefining our company will provide us with...