RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., Dec. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® is putting its adaptive reuse practices to use by transforming a former Modway® Furniture building into its first company-owned and -operated store in Rancho Dominguez.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Carson at 1930 Via Arado currently offers truck and trailer rentals, moving supplies and U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers.
Once construction is completed, there will be 1,426 indoor self-storage units with climate-control options. The 84,396-square-foot building will incorporate all of U-Haul Company's state-of-the-art security features. While waiting for permanent self-storage units, customers are encouraged to use U-Box containers as temporary self-storage units.
"This is the perfect location for us," U-Haul of Los Angeles South president Erik Regan said. "The facility is only a mile away from California State University – Rancho Dominguez, and is right next to growing neighborhoods and the city of Carson."
By reusing the furniture warehouse, a U-Haul sustainability study reveals it prevented 384 tons of metal manufacturing and transportation from being used; avoided 4,802 tons of new concrete pours; kept 5,239 tons of construction and demolition debris out of landfills; and stopped 3,479,852 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere.
The acquisition of the Rancho Dominguez 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.
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Carson at (310) 735-0577 or stop by to visit general manager Sam Pollard and his team. 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.
"I am most excited about the opportunity we have to service the people of Carson and the surrounding neighborhoods," Regan said. "The greater Los Angeles area encompasses about 88 cities and by acquiring this property, we have the ability to serve a broad spectrum."
U-Haul will look to hire locally as services expand at this facility to support job growth within the Rancho Dominguez community. When the store is fully operational, Regan plans to employ at least 25 Team Members. Regan also hopes local contractors will bid on the renovation work. Learn more about U-Haul career opportunities at jobs.uhaul.com.
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