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Fatal fire at self-storage facility emphasizes need for managers’ vigilance

Fatal fire at self-storage facility emphasizes need for managers’ vigilance

John Egan February 24, 2015 0

Two men died in a weekend fire that they might have started inside a Colorado self-storage unit to keep themselves warm–a tragedy that offers a valuable but painful lesson for self-storage managers. Becky Blanton, who

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Newspaper group confronts self-storage industry over changes in lien laws

Newspaper group confronts self-storage industry over changes in lien laws

John Egan February 3, 2015 4

The New Mexico Press Association is fanning the flames of the ongoing tussle over self-storage lien laws — and the self-storage industry is firing back. In a post on its website, the New Mexico

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Police enlist self-storage facilities’ help in Phoenix murder case

Police enlist self-storage facilities’ help in Phoenix murder case

John Egan January 22, 2015 0

Authorities in the Phoenix, AZ, area are seeking help from self-storage facilities in solidifying their case against a murder suspect known as the “Zombie Hunter.” Investigators are asking for assistance in tracking down self-storage

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Oklahoma man traps theft suspects inside his family’s self-storage facility

Oklahoma man traps theft suspects inside his family’s self-storage facility

John Egan January 2, 2015 0

In late December, Jake Johnson grew suspicious when he noticed a few folks lingering a bit too long at his family’s self-storage facility in Salina, OK. Johnson’s instincts turned out to be correct: Three

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Medical fund established for former Kure It director Karen Jones

Medical fund established for former Kure It director Karen Jones

John Egan November 25, 2014 1

Friends and colleagues are raising money to help offset medical expenses for Karen and Scott Jones, who were seriously injured Nov. 22 in a head-on car crash in Southern California. For more than three

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Investigators come up empty-handed in determining cause of Extra Space fire

Investigators come up empty-handed in determining cause of Extra Space fire

John Egan November 5, 2014 0

Investigators were unable to pinpoint the cause of a fire Oct. 25 that heavily damaged an Extra Space Storage facility in Los Angeles, CA. In a news release Nov. 4, the Los Angeles Fire

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Federal investigators join probe of Extra Space fire

Federal investigators join probe of Extra Space fire

John Egan October 29, 2014 0

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been tapped to help determine the cause of a massive fire at an Extra Space Storage facility. At a news conference Oct. 28,

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Fire heavily damages Extra Space Storage facility

Fire heavily damages Extra Space Storage facility

John Egan October 27, 2014 0

Eight Los Angeles, CA, firefighters were injured battling an “extremely hot and stubborn” 14-hour fire Oct. 25 and 26 at a self-storage facility in the beach community of Venice. At 7:37 p.m. Oct. 25,

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Small business advice roundup: Groupon goes after Yelp and Google

Small business advice roundup: Groupon goes after Yelp and Google

John Egan October 24, 2014 0

Here at The Storage Facilitator, we know you don’t have time to spend hours each day scouring the Internet for insights into how to grow your self-storage business. So we’ve done the legwork for

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Storage operator helps survivors of human trafficking

Storage operator helps survivors of human trafficking

John Egan October 23, 2014 4

When Budget Self Storage held a grand opening Oct. 22 for its new facility in Brandon, FL, the storage operator did so with a unique mission in mind. At the grand opening, Budget Self

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