Former Tobacco Warehouse Repurposed as U-Haul of Jonesboro

Dec 01, 2015, 09:16 ET from U-Haul

SANFORD, N.C., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company's adaptive reuse practices have transformed a former tobacco warehouse into a full-service facility for do-it-yourself movers.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jonesboro at 2701 S. Horner Blvd. in Sanford opened for business on June 19. The new store sits on nearly 5.9 acres and the existing building offers 87,695 square feet of space for U-Haul truck and trailer rentals, towing equipment, moving supplies and U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers.

General manager Corey Patterson noted that the property is located directly between Greensboro and Fayetteville, offering convenience to residents situated along that route.

"This store is a great addition to this area," Patterson said. "This property had become an eyesore. Customers are happy with the convenience of the store, and also appreciate we are cleaning up the property."

The facility was home to the Castleberry's tobacco warehouse and a community flea market, but had been vacant when U-Haul acquired it and began its operations.

"We are excited to be able to partner with our dealers in the area to help serve the Sanford market," U-Haul Company of Central North Carolina president Jason Grider said. "The new facility just adds one more avenue for customers to get their do-it-yourself moving supplies quickly."

The acquisition of the Jonesboro location 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.

Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jonesboro at (919) 842-3309 or stop by to meet Patterson and his  team. Hours of operation are from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

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