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Texas: Birthplace of the Self-Storage Industry

According to an article by the Texas Standard stated, the modern storage unit originated in the Texas, the Lone Star State, creating a flourishing industry in the state that boasts the highest number of businesses in the field nationally. 

The self-storage industry, which nearly generates $27 billion in the United States, has its roots in Texas, with the report claiming, “the concept of facilities with roll-up doors and that kind of thing started in Odessa in the 60s.”

An industry expert said among the pioneers of the trade included Russ Williams and Bob Maund, “who needed to solve a problem in the oil industry out in Odessa…they needed to have quick access to certain pieces of equipment in the event of a blow-out [or when] something… [went] wrong in a well”.

Since the creation the industry, self-storage has grown to serve a larger variety of clients. If you need to find a self-storage facility in Austin, Texas to help you store your things, whether personal and business related, choose our self-storage services at Mopac Self Storage by calling our offices today at (512) 244-1011.