Horizontal Lift is a proud member of many self storage and mobile storage associations including the National Portable Storage Association , Self Storage Association , Inside Self Storage and The American Moving and Storage Association. These associations allow Horizontal Lift to keep up-to-date on the latest information for the self and mobile storage industry and give operators a chance to network and share thoughts at their conferences that are held throughout the year.
What is the Self Storage Association?
The Self Storage Association (SSA) is a non-profit organization that for over 40 years has served as the official trade organization for the United States and international self storage industry. The SSA lobbies before legislative bodies representing more than 48,500 facilities in the United States. The national SSA is affiliated with 40 state and regional associations in the United States and several international organizations representing 12,000 self storage facilities in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America, South America and Japan.
Self Storage Association Tradeshow
Every fall the Self Storage Association (SSA) hosts the SSA Fall Conference and Trade Show. This year the event took place September 8th to 11th at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The self storage conference is a chance for storage operators to get together to learn about the changes in the industry, learn marketing tips and tools and to network with other operators and vendors. The Self Storage Association Tradeshow offers attendees to interact with vendors in a variety of industries that offer resources that are important for their businesses. The exhibitors at the fall show were representing many industries including financing, marketing, roofing, mobile and portable storage, gate and access systems, moving and packing supplies, and much more.
The conference offers seminars and roundtable discussions on the latest technologies, marketing tips and financial information during the three day event. Some of the topics covered during the seminars were about social media, website development, capturing customers who use their mobile phones for reservations, maximizing expenses and learning the tools to let self storage facility managers thrive. The keynote speaker for this year’s self storage conference was Ronald Havner, CEO of Public Storage.
Horizontal Lift was excited to be an exhibitor at the tradeshow to demonstrate our portal storage delivery equipment. The tradeshows give us a chance to talk to others about the benefits of using our portable storage delivery systems to grow a mobile or self storage operation. We look forward to speaking with other mobile and self storage operators at future tradeshows in the next year.