Industry News

Access Self Storage, one of the largest self storage companies in the UK, recently kicked off its annual Easter Egg Charity Appeal. While Easter is principally a holiday of great significance for Christians, many other people, Christians included, take part in the bunny and candy side of the holiday. Access Self Storage wants to make sure that as many people as possible—those...

Historically, it hasn’t been terribly uncommon for a community to balk at a new self storage facility moving in. Not because there was aversion to the service—but instead because of the appearance of the facility. Companies began making concerted efforts to focus attention and resources to the design aesthetics. That is certainly the case with the latest project...

The Self Storage Association Asia (SSAA) has found what it believes to be a “win-win solution” for a Hong Kong self-storage industry that must meet fire safety standards: enclosing storage clusters with fireproof boards will not only meet newly proposed safety requirements, but also save the industry millions of dollars. Hong Kong’s Fire Service Department...

If the Department of City Planning (DCP) in New York City has its way, self storage developers will soon have a much tougher time building new facilities in industrial business zones. The pushback from the city planners comes because they are hoping to reserve these zones for businesses that create more jobs than self storage. From their point of view, it’s simple:...

It is always nice to know you’re wanted, and the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has made one local company—Men on the Move—certainly feel wanted by giving them a nice tax break. Men on the Move, a moving and self storage company currently based in Floral Park on Long Island, is moving headquarters because the building they currently occupy...

With more and more startups tapping into the sharing economy, its no wonder peer-to-peer storage marketplaces are popping up everywhere. Netherlands-based Storage Share B.V., recently announced intentions to expand into the UK just one month after launching. Entering the UK will be facilitated through Storage Share’s association with UK-based investor Pi Labs,...

Safestore Self Storage has been given the prestigious “Charity of the Year” award at the British Muslim Awards 2017 for the company’s work with the non-profit organization Human Appeal. The UK-based self storage company teamed up with Human Appeal this past October to kick off the first-ever “Wrap Up Manchester” campaign, which worked to gather donated...

On March 6, severe weather tore through much of Missouri, with heavy rain, baseball-sized hail and strong winds. Several tornados were reported. Luckily there were no fatalities, but there was extensive damage to homes, including several that lost their roofs. Fortunately, there are organizations like the Red Cross that provide a safe place to sleep for the people...

Compass Self Storage has announced that it has acquired three self storage facilities in Montgomery, Alabama. They are the first facilities for Compass in the state, and add more than 166,00 square feet of rentable space to the company portfolio. As with all their acquisitions, Compass will make several improvements to each facility. The rental offices will be renovated,...

Tennessee’s A+ Storage is on a role, snagging another “Manager of the Year” award from the Tennessee Self Storage Association (TNSSA). The organization recently named Allen Baxter, manager of the A+ Storage Nolensville location, as this year’s recipient. “It’s the second consecutive year and fourth time in five years that an A+ Storage manager has received...