GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul has put its corporate sustainability initiatives to use by renovating a former University Mini Storage facility to make U-Haul products and services more accessible to Greensboro residents and UNCG students.
Since opening on Sept. 29, U-Haul Storage at Greensboro Coliseum at 1560 W. Gate City Blvd. has been offering 333 indoor self-storage units with climate-control options. Additional security improvements and property enhancements will be completed by the spring.
"This facility is within 500 feet away of the expanding University of North Carolina-Greensboro campus," said Jason Grider, U-Haul Company of Central North Carolina president.
"U-Haul is excited to expand in this area and make our products and services more convenient to these students, helping them when it comes time to find a self-storage space. Whether they are arriving for their freshman year, leaving for summer break or getting ready for graduation, we are proud to be part their college experience."
The 53,700-square-foot Coliseum facility is operated by U-Haul Moving & Storage at UNCG and offers U-Haul Remote 24/7® self-storage access along with the ability to rent via smartphone or tablet.
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage at Greensboro Coliseum at (336) 852-3996. Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
The recent acquisition of the Greensboro facility was driven by U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul® supports infill developments 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.
"We are happy to keep an existing building in place," Grider said. "This building was originally built in 1936 and it has seen this area grow over the years. We are committed to lowering our carbon footprint, and our adaptive reuse practices will help us achieve this."
U-Haul intends to hire locally as services expand. Grider intends to employ an additional five Team Members at the UNCG store once the Coliseum location is fully operational. Learn more about U-Haul careers at jobs.uhaul.com.
U-Haul is a proud sponsor of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. The Company is honoring Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans by supporting the events in Oahu commemorating the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. Founded by a WWII Navy veteran and his wife, U-Haul makes veterans a focus of its charitable works and has been recognized repeatedly as one of the top veteran-friendly employers in the U.S.
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