SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul has repurposed a property that once housed furniture and auto service companies to make moving and rental products more convenient to the residents of DeWitt and surrounding communities.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Carrier Circle opened for business on Dec. 10 at 6341 Thompson Road.
The building, constructed in 1954, has a Syracuse address but inhabits the town of DeWitt. The 7.81-acre property offers 82,580 square feet of space.
"The town has been pretty excited about an anchor business like U-Haul coming in to stay," said Mike Streeter, U-Haul Company of North Central New York president. "We hope to continue to work with the town to make this a great property that is providing more jobs for area residents."
Streeter and his team are currently offering an entire line of truck, van, pickup and trailer rentals, moving supplies and boxes, towing equipment and professional hitch installation, U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers and more.
This summer, construction on more than 400 state-of-the-art indoor climate-controlled storage units will be completed and the units will be available to rent. Customers will be able to load and unload their truck inside the building and away from the weather elements, something that no other facility in the area can provide.
"We had our first customer book a truck and he was super excited that he could rent down the street from his business and not have to go into downtown to get a truck," Streeter said. "It is going to be awesome to serve this part of the Syracuse area, right where people work and live."
The U-Haul store, located off Interstate 90 at exit 35, is named for the round-about Carrier Circle just to the north of the property. The Carrier Air Conditioner plant was located right next to the circle for years. Syracuse University's Carrier Dome is also named after the corporation.
The acquisition of the Syracuse facility 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.
Stop by U-Haul Moving and Storage of Carrier Circle for all your moving and storage needs or call us at (315) 883-8000. Hours of operations are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Visit us online at uhaul.com or contact U-Haul Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
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