We are hosting an open house! Help us celebrate 34 years in the material handling business!

Our facility is quite the site to see! Come take a tour of our 330,000 sq. ft. warehouse and see just how exceptional our operation really is, and while doing so enjoy food, beverages and music, win prizes and meet our team!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012, 3-7pm

Storage Solutions Corporate Headquarters

910 East 169th Street

Westfield, IN 46074

We look forward to seeing you there!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

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For all of you sports fans out there, I think you’ll agree that Fall is one of the best times of year.  While Indianapolis is collectively cringing at the 0-4 record of our beloved Colts, there are plenty of other sports teams, both collegiate and professional, to cheer for.  Most of you may have begun to notice your favorite teams breaking out their pink towels, gloves and jerseys this week.  October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

oct-breast-cancer-awareness-month1-resized-600One thing is for certain:  I did not receive the athletic genes in my family.  My younger sister, Claire, definitely did.  She is a red-shirt junior on the University of Michigan volleyball team (GO BLUE!)  Every year during the first week of October, the University of Michigan athletic department and Michigan sports teams put on a week-long fundraiser to raise money for breast cancer research.  At the end of the week, they sport pink jerseys and auction them off to donate the proceeds after the match.  The “pink match” is this weekend.

It’s not just her team that participates.  College and professional programs nationwide will sport their pink this month in order to raise awareness about a disease that kills approximately 40,000 women in the United States every year.  Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death due to cancer behind lung cancer.

Luckily, significant progress has been made in the last few years, and the five-year survival rate for women who have caught this type of cancer early-on is between 81% and 85%.  Whether pink is your thing or not, consider sporting the color sometime this month in honor of all the people lost, suffering and currently fighting this disease.

To donate to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fund through the American Cancer Society, click here.

It seems there is never a shortage of walks and runs to raise money and awareness for good causes, and we feel pretty lucky to be able to be a part of them.  Last year, we lost a longtime Storage Solutions friend, Bobby Mills.  In his honor, we were able to raise some money for this year’s heart walk.  This past Saturday, Storage Solutions employee Dave Holloway and his family participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk here in Indianapolis.

Who participated in the Heart Walk this weekend?

AHA heart walk logoMy wife, Lynette, daughter, Lacy, her husband and my 2-month-old granddaughter, Charlie, all walked the 3-mile path along White River.  It was a beautiful day and there was a great turnout, approximately 2,000 walkers.

What is your connection to the American Heart Assocation?

The American Heart Association helped to save my dad’s life last November.  I have also known Brian Mills, Bobby’s son, for quite a long time.  He helped my daughter determine her career path as physician’s assistant.  The world is a better place with people like Brian Mills.  He is caring, considerate, and has a passion for life, as did his father, who we lost last year.

I was honored to help with this cause this weekend.

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Heart disease affects one in every four Americans. It is the leading cause of death  for both men and women living in the United States.  There are so many things that can be done to help preventive heart disease and heart attacks.  To learn more about the American Heart Association and preventing heart disease, visit www.heart.org.