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State-of-the-art storage unique to Mid-Missouri

State-of-the-art storage unique to Mid-Missouri

July 18th, 2018 by Michelle Brooks in Local News

<p>Democrat photo</p><p>Michelle Brooks</p><p style="text-align:right;">Dan Harris opened a high-tech storage facility in the old Dollar General building</p>

A high-tech storage facility, only the 12th in the nation built to that caliber, fills the former Dollar General building on U.S. Business 50.

Airlock Storage rented its first unit in February among the 60 units in 7,200-square-feet.

"We're keeping your belongings safe and secure in a protected facility, away from a lot of the elements that can destroy your property," Owner Dan Harris said.

Harris is a Jamestown High School graduate and has lived in Mid-Missouri all his life, in construction and property rental.

At the end of 2016, he was looking for a place to store his own property. The place where he had been renting seven units was substantially increasing the costs with a new owner. So, he decided he should simply by a building.

After he got inside the old Dollar General building, he realized he didn't need all the room. So, he thought he could rent storage space.

"It was a great big, open space; I could put a lot of 'junk' in here," he recalled

Then, he started researching.

"I wanted something different than what everybody else had," Harris said. "This is a state-of-the-art facility; only the 12th in the nation built like this."

That added climate-control, LED lighting, double-locking mechanisms, 24/7 lighting and video surveillance, laser-web security and online payment.

"The security is high; it is not normal," he said. "I try to buy cutting-edge."

This project went so well, Harris is building a 12,000-square-feet facility in Fulton, at 796 Tenneyson Road, and hopes, in total, to building about a dozen in the region.

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