Industry News

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,...

South African self storage company Stor-Age was out in full force at Zando Cape Town 10s—Cape Town’s biggest sports and live-entertainment festival—to promote the Stor-Age Tshwane 10s, a sister tournament for which the company acts as title sponsor. Founded in 2008 by three rugby legends, Zando Cape Town 10s started as a rugby-only tournament. It has since...

Self storage may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day, but that didn’t stop several members of the industry from trying to make the day more special for a few lucky people. For example, Morgan Self Storage in Manchester, New Hampshire, had asked tenants to tell them who their Valentine was and the reasons why that person was so...

Safeguard Self Storage and Compass Self Storage are expanding their presence in Chicago and Atlanta, respectively, to better serve the storage needs of those communities. This expansion continues Safeguard Self Storage’s trend in the Chicago market over the last couple of years. The company opened one new facility in both 2014 and 2015, and opened two in 2016. This...

Self storage lender Live Oak Bank recently contributed $250,000 to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) Foundation in Wilmington, North Carolina. The donation directly endows the foundation’s fund for the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital. To recognize the company’s generous donation, the hospital’s birthing center lobby has been...