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Howard Sy, grandson of developer Henry Sy Sr. of SM Prime Holdings Inc., and an heir to the extremely successful business, surprised the family when he declined to jump into the family business after watching an inspiring episode of “Storage Wars.” “I researched on it and saw an opportunity,” Sy told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “It is not that big a...

Space Station, a self storage company in the UK, has invested heavily in green initiatives and recently announced how successful their efforts have been. The company installed solar panels, a wind turbine, and switched to LED light bulbs in an effort to reduce energy costs and their carbon footprint—a footprint they hope to reduce by 50 percent over the next five...

Brothers Seth, Ian, and Todd Lerner recently discovered they had inherited the contents of a trio of storage units at Stop & Stor Self Storage on Coney Island in New York City. The units, which they inherited after the tragic drowning of their cousin Howard Frank in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, held an incredible collection of photos that was featured on the cable...

Texas-based Lockaway Storage recently announced its donation of four storage units to Samuel Clemens High School’s “Project Graduation 2017.” The self storage company plans to employ the units as drop-off points for storing Goodwill donations. Each donation will help increase the budget for the Schertz, Texas high school’s all-night, drug and alcohol-free...

Kids at Upton-by-Chester High School in Upton-by-Chester, England enjoyed a unique PE class recently thanks to the local Big Yellow Self Storage facility. To reward the students for the work they put into the company’s Christmas Toy Appeal, Big Yellow arranged for several members of Chester FC, a local professional football club, to drop by the school for an impromptu...

The prospect of starting a business while in school might feel completely overwhelming to most college students, but when BYU student Preston Adler had the idea for Neiybor, an Airbnb-styled self storage company, he knew he had to run with it. Adler came up with the idea while he and his wife were in the process of scrambling for a place to store their things before...

New Orleans-based Fontainebleau Storage, located near the French Quarter, was recently recognized by the Self Storage Association for its contributions to preserving a piece of the historic property on which it stands. While operating 821 traditional storage units, the facility also rents 100 apartments and has studio practice rooms at low rates available to local...

Store & Secure, a self storage company in the UK, recently opened a new facility in Basingstoke, a town located in the south-central part of England. The parent company, located in Bournemouth, has been involved in charitable activity for years and wants to continue the tradition in Basingstoke. The only problem: the company doesn’t know which charities are...

It’s not every day a storage facility wins an award for beautifying a property, but that’s exactly what happened recently to Next Door Storage. The company, which operates 14 facilities in Illinois, received an award from the city of Algonquin, Illinois, commending its recent improvements to a property along the East Algonquin Road corridor. According to a recent...

On March 3, the Viking Self Storage facility in Bedford, England hosted the YMCA Sleep Easy Challenge. The Challenge, in an effort to raise both awareness and money for the homeless cause, allowed people to live like the homeless population for a night—but in a safe, controlled environment. Participants could choose from two options—the “classic” or “extreme”...