NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The historic building that housed the C. Cowles & Company® factory for some 125 years will soon function as the location for U-Haul Moving & Storage of Wooster Square.
U-Haul acquired the property in April. By repurposing the C. Cowles & Company building at 83 Water St., a U-Haul sustainability analysis determined that it is preventing 244 tons of metal manufacturing and transportation from being used; eliminating 12,155 tons of new concrete pours; keeping 12,463 tons of construction and demolition debris out of landfills; and stopping 5,892,837 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere.
"This building is a piece of history," U-Haul Company of Connecticut president Pete Sciortino said. "I am excited to reuse this majestic structure while making sure less carbon emissions are being put into the air. Keeping New Haven's history alive is important to U-Haul."
U-Haul plans to construct 2,000 self-storage units within the building during the next year. The 156,864-square-foot structure will also accommodate a U-Box portable moving and self-storage container warehouse along with a full line of moving supplies.
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Wooster Square at (203) 936-6913 or stop by to see our progress. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
Sciortino noted that U-Haul will hire at least six part- and full-time Team Members for its new store. U-Haul aims to hire locally to promote job growth within the New Haven community.
"This location is in the backyard of Yale University," Sciortino added. "We are looking forward to serving the student body as well as the local community."
The building was erected in 1890 and originally produced lanterns that hung from horse-drawn carriages. When automobiles became prevalent, C. Cowles & Company began manufacturing car parts at the factory until moving operations to North Haven in 2015.
The recent acquisition of the New Haven 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.
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 U.S. employers. Any Pearl Harbor survivors affiliated with U-Haul Team Members or neighborhood dealers are encouraged to contact U-Haul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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