PLAINVILLE, Conn., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul, the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage, is pleased to announce it will offer a sprawling full-service store to Plainville customers at 10 New Britain Ave.
The real estate arm of AMERCO, parent company of U-Haul, closed on the property March 24. U-Haul is currently offering truck and trailer rentals, moving supplies and U-Box containers at the old General Electric building, which sat vacant for approximately seven years. The 183,711-square-foot building is nestled on a 15-acre property.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Pinnacle Rock will undergo renovations over the next year to expand its product and service line. When completed, plans call for a state-of-the-art facility that will feature: 2,500 indoor, climate-controlled storage units; towing equipment and hitch installation; propane; premium RV, boat and vehicle parking/storage with electrical and sewer hookup in a covered, gated area; drive-in load/unload zone inside the building for storage customers; and much more.
Pete Sciortino, U-Haul Company of Connecticut president, worked hand in hand with Plainville officials to make the acquisition happen.
Will Cintas, former U-Haul Company of Eastern New York president who is overseeing store construction, resides four miles from the facility and is excited to be working in his hometown and serving his neighbors.
"It's a great advantage for customers in this area who used to have to drive to New Britain or Waterbury for a full-service U-Haul store," Cintas said. "This is an opportunity for us to come to the community and serve the community."
U-Haul intends to hire locally for Moving & Storage of Pinnacle Rock, which could staff 15 or more Team Members once the expansion is finished.
The acquisition of the Plainville property was driven by U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Pinnacle Rock at (860) 517-8073 or stop by the store. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
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