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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...

During every decade since the 1930’s, the population growth of the Denver metropolitan area has surpassed the national average. The growth trend of the last ten years suggests that there will be 3.3 million residents in the metro area by 2020. As the population rises, the need for self storage will likely increase. This is, of course, a need which self storage...

  The self storage industry has two major events this spring: The Self Storage Association is holding its 2017 Spring Conference and Trade Show March 15–17 in New Orleans, while the 2017 Inside Self-Storage World Expo is in Las Vegas April 10-13. “Self storage professionals across the country will gather to talk business and learn from industry educators...

Metro Self Storage in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada was recently recognized as a 2017 Consumer Choice Award Winner in the self storage category. While any industry award is worth noting, this one carries special weight for the company because instead of being a peer award, it is decided by the people who actually use the service. “Our team is very excited to...

Rockland County, just north of New York City, is one of the richest counties in the country. So it’s a logical place if you’re a fine art self storage company looking for a market. Queens-based UOVO (pronounced who-vo, which means egg in Italian), a company that provides fine art storage service, has found success with its first Rockland facility and is now opening...

A new installation has been added to California’s art scene in the most unlikely of places: a self storage facility. A-1 Self Storage’s new Pacific Beach branch recently commissioned artist Hyunsook Cho to create an artwork on its Garnet Avenue facility as part of San Diego’s Civic Enhancement Program. According to A-1’s blog, the piece was commissioned...

Westy Self Storage has signed on as a sponsor of the Northport Nautical Mile, which the Northport Running Club will hold this June. Used by sailors to measure distance, a nautical mile is one minute of latitude, or one-sixtieth of a latitude degree. A nautical mile on land equals 1.15 road miles—which is how far this short, fast run will be. The race will start...