U-Haul Reuses Former Dr Pepper Bottling Plant to Better Serve the Lafayette Community

With the purchase of the former Acadiana Bottling Plant in Lafayette, Louisiana, U-Haul brings more and more services to meet the growing needs of moving and self-storage customers

Feb 18, 2014, 15:50 ET from U-Haul

LAFAYETTE, La., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "What is most exciting about U-Haul Moving and Storage at Kaliste Saloom is that U-Haul can take a building that was for many years a Dr Pepper bottling plant and reuse the location to better serve our customers," explained Warren Iles, president, U-Haul Company of Northern Louisiana. "It's better for our customers, our community and the environment."

U-Haul Moving and Storage at Kaliste Saloom is located at 700 Kaliste Saloom Rd. The property consists of 2.5 acres containing one steel frame metal building totaling 71,405 square feet.  The property will be developed as a U-Haul store with self-storage options.

The acquisition of the former Acadiana Bottling Plant 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 eliminates the amount of energy and resources required for new construction materials and helps local cities diminish their unwanted inventory of abandoned buildings.

U-Haul Moving and Storage at Kaliste Saloom will offer the community of Lafayette more convenience with the addition of this location. The center will offer a full line of truck, trailer and U-Box rentals. Early plans determined that this center also will be the main warehouse for U-Box portable storage in the area, and will also offer drive-in, interior boat and RV storage. Iles also discussed the addition of adding climate-controlled self-storage rooms, propane, and hitch sales and installations in the coming months.

Visit U-Haul Moving and Storage at Kaliste Saloom for all your moving and storage needs. Also, visit us online at uhaul.com or contact U-Haul Reservations, at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

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