trachte building systems

Trachte announces dates, sites for 2013 seminars

Trachte Building Systems announced its 2013 dates and locations for the informational seminar, “The Building Blocks of Self Storage Development,” hosted by Jamie Lindau. Scheduled seminar dates are: 1. DallasThursday, January 17, 2013Hilton Garden Inn2190 E. Lamar Blvd.Dallas/Arlington, TX 76006Lodging: (817) 274-6644 2. Des Moines, IAThursday, January 24, 2013Hilton Garden Inn WDM205 S 64th...

Taking mini-storage to a new level: looking up for an answer

Self-storage businessman David Paladino found a perfect location in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, for his next venture, but he faced a dilemma: the site wasn’t large enough to accommodate the nearly 900 storage units he had in mind. The solution: go up. Although most rural builders won’t ever face such a challenge, it helps...

October 2011

The big business of mini-storage

Although self-storage has been around a long time in the big cities, it started its ascent in the rural areas in the early 1980s. It took some convincing, but forward-thinking entrepreneurs realized that residents in small communities also had lots of “stuff” they needed to stash and were willing to pay to do it....