Industry News

Global Self Storage Inc. has been invited to be a presenter at the LD Micro Main Event, an annual investor conference being held December 6-8 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Mark C. Winmill, Global Self Storage’s president and chief executive officer, will present on Tuesday, December 6 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time, with one-on-one...

Fully automated self storage facilities are a growth segment in the industry. 10 Federal Self Storage in Durham, North Carolina wanted to know how a traditional facility compared financially against a fully automated one, so they put it to the test. The findings were very interesting. For a year, 10 Federal operated its facility with a full staff. In their best month,...

Stock N Lock Self Storage of Worcester, England has, for the fifth year running, partnered this holiday season with Operation Christmas Child, a global gift-giving organization. The company provided wrapped shoeboxes for members of the community to take and fill. Boxed donations were collected and stored by Stock N Lock until the November 18 deadline. “Stock N...

Alice and Mas Hayashida, the StorageMart managers at the Burlington, Ontario facility, are avid bird watchers. Recently they experienced a scene that, for them, was particularly awe-inspiring: about 200 Trumpeter Swans perched on top of the ice on Lake Ontario. As beautiful as the scene was, the couple couldn’t help but reflect on the bad state of many North American...

The Gala Ball, which is put on by the Melbourne City Mission in Melbourne, Australia, is a formal event for people with disabilities, their families and friends, and the people who work with them. Melbourne-based Fort Knox Self Storage made it possible for four young people to attend the latest Gala Ball by purchasing tickets for them. Fort Knox has a long history...

The Self Storage Association (SSA) recently announced the launch of its Best Practices Committee in an attempt to improve business across the self storage industry. “This new committee seeks to create standardized and generally accepted methods of achieving superior business results—or best practices,” reads a recent article in the Association’s magazine,...

AR&C Self Storage in Hamilton, New Jersey is again working with the Tender Hearts organization to make one family’s Christmas wish list a reality this year. Whereas larger, better known charitable drives like Toys for Tots collect items without a specific recipient yet in mind, Tender Hearts assigns a family to an organization before the company begins its...

California’s A-1 Self Storage has a long history of philanthropy, and this season is no exception. As the key sponsor of Serving Hands International, the company has found a unique way to involve the community in raising funds for this organization whose mission is to aid the poorest people in the world. A-1 has designated a “charity unit” at each of its 51...

There’s a rich history of corporate sponsorship of sports teams. But United Kingdom-based Armadillo Self Storage is bucking that trend to sponsor a competition that’s intellectual over physical—the KM Big Charity Quiz county final. The KM Charity Team, in conjunction with the Kent Messenger Group, puts on the KM Big Charity Quiz. Events are held in Canterbury,...

Houston’s Big Tex Self Storage, to keep with the spirit of the community, has announced that it will build an “art wall” at its newest Montrose, Texas property. The Montrose & Museum District, as it is known, is an art-centric cultural hub within Houston, with renovated mansions, bungalows with wide porches, and cottages located along tree-lined boulevards. This...