Island Storage in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Adds U-Haul Rentals

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C., Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Barnes, owner of Island Storage, located at 6606 Ocean Hwy. N., recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the storage business he has been operating since 2012.

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Island Storage has 300 storage units available for rent and is a Premier eMove Storage Affiliate, which provides his business with access to confirmed reservations from the world's largest moving and storage reservation system including emove.com, uhaul.com, and 1-800-GO-UHAUL, along with being able to display their storage facility features and photographs online. Premier Affiliates such as Island Storage are utilizing WebSelfStorage Management Software.

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Families needing the finest in moving services now will have increased convenience and a shorter distance to travel when moving, which not only will make their move easier but also will have the positive effect of reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. U-Haul partnering with business owners across North America to increase convenience for customers while helping our environment is just one of the programs that support U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives.

Island Storage can now offer its customers a variety of moving equipment and supplies designed specifically for moving household furnishings, including moving vans, open trailers, closed trailers, furniture pads, appliance dollies, furniture dollies, tow dollies and auto transports, which are added conveniences for storage customers. Island Storage also will offer sales items to protect their customers' belongings and make moving easier, such as heavy-duty boxes, which are made of up to 90 percent recycled content and are available in a variety of sizes.

"We knew that U-Haul would be a driving force for new customers," Barnes said. "They have set the standard for the rental truck and trailer industry. We bought an existing storage facility that was stagnant as far as new customer draw; and in just the first month of business we have had more new customer influx than in the previous year. We attribute this to the U-Haul dealership," he added. "We could not have made a better decision."

"U-Haul is proud to be partnering with a quality independent business such as Island Storage," exclaimed Jason Grider, president, U-Haul Company of Central North Carolina. "Doug is a great example of the type of successful business relationship U-Haul has established in order to build and maintain a strong network of more than 15,000 independent dealers across North America."

For more information, or to rent your moving equipment today, call 910-287-4744. Visit www.uwebconnect.com/islandstorage. Business hours of operation are: Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sun. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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About U-Haul
U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: "Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."  Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel-efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable.  Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry which includes trucks, trailers and towing devices. U-Haul also offers storage throughout North America. The Company provides industry leading moving and storage boxes and an extended line of packing supplies to protect customer possessions. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard grills as one of the nation's largest retailers of propane.

Contact:
Joanne Fried
Kelie Hale
U-Haul Public Relations
(602) 263-6194
(602) 263-6772 fax

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