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Indoor storage facility opens in Hartselle Plaza

Aegis Conditioned Storage, the new indoor storage facility being built in the Hartselle Plaza shopping center, opened last week.

They offer 336 climate-controlled storage units kept between 70 and 80 degrees, ranging in size from 5-feet-by-5-feet to 10-feet-by-20-feet.

Besides their storage rentals, they will also offer U-Haul rentals, post office boxes and packaging and shipping through Fed-Ex, United States Postal Service and UPS.

Renters can access the facility 24 hours a day seven days a week, but the desk will be manned Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Security is one of their top priorities.

“We have 25 cameras, a DVR system that can be accessed at any time and a keypad entry for renters,” said building maintenance supervisor Matthew Caldwell. “No one can get in or out without being seen. We have done everything we can to not only keep our units safe from weather and damage but also from theft.”

An aegis was used by both the god Zeus and the goddess Athena in Greek mythology, so the owner John Whitson felt like the name was fitting for their business.

Whitson of Birmingham owns the entire Hartselle Plaza shopping center.

The back of the storage facility has a fully functional loading dock modified to accommodate the height of a pick-up truck. Dollies will be available for check out inside.

Property manager Amanda Richetts said they are excited about their future in Hartselle.

“Many of Hartselle’s indoor storage facilities are already at capacity,” Richetts said. “We have been advertising with fliers and feather flags by the highway. I think once our name is out there, people will realize that our prices are lower and what we have to offer here.”

Units range from $31 to $145 a month. Their current special will allow renters to get their second and seventh month free.

| Joy Haynes
| Joy Haynes