Adaptive Reuse: U-Haul Converts Printing Facility in Charlotte

Dec 10, 2015, 09:24 ET from U-Haul

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul repurposed a property that last accommodated a large printing operation to give Charlotte customers greater convenience to moving products and services.

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Statesville Road opened on Oct. 26 at 3001 Boxmeer Drive. U-Haul currently offers truck and trailer rentals as well as moving supplies at this location. In the coming weeks, it will offer towing equipment and hitch installation, and U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers.

Six buildings totaling 102,000 square feet are housed on the 6.9-acre property. Renovations to those buildings are in full swing. Construction is scheduled for completion in spring 2016, at which time customers will have access to 1,200 indoor storage units for rent, including climate-controlled units.

"One of the benefits of the new store is that it offers support to the U-Haul neighborhood dealers in the area, and they will be able to send customers here for their storage needs," general manager Clint Shaw said. "We are meeting a need and providing more jobs. That's always a plus."

SPGPrints, a leading textile and graphics printer, vacated the property roughly one year ago. Originally home to Stork Prints America, some 350 employees worked there in the late 1970s. The facility has its own water treatment plant and multiple electrical services.

The Boxmeer Drive location is accessible from Statesville Road and is next to Interstate 85 – a stone's throw from the intersection of Interstate 77. It is just a few minutes north of downtown.

"This store offers a more convenient way for residents to do business with us," U-Haul Company of Charlotte president Jason Hardin said. "It's a prime example of development and growth of retail in an industrial area."

The acquisition of U-Haul Moving & Storage at Statesville Road 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.

Visit U-Haul Moving & Storage at Statesville Road or call (540) 907-4303. Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at or contact U-Haul Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

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