SHAWNEE, Okla., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® will host a grand-opening event on Saturday, Nov. 16 to unveil its newest indoor self-storage facility at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Shawnee at 2323 N. Harrison St.
Those attending from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will enjoy a free BBQ lunch, U-Haul giveaways, a raffle for a folding bicycle, a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility and more. Lunch will be served on a first-come basis.
The modern 88,000-square-foot building includes 702 self-storage units with high-tech security features and climate-control options. Customers can take advantage of U-Haul Remote 24/7® access; drive-in load/unload areas; ADA accessible units; free use of utility carts; U-Box® portable storage containers; U-Haul Truck Share 24/7® and more.
A year of work went into refurbishing and enhancing the former Kmart® building, which sat vacant for six months before U-Haul acquired it.
"Shawnee is a growing community that is just 40 minutes from downtown Oklahoma City," said Scott Brackin, U-Haul Company of Oklahoma City president. "We are pleased to bring a state-of-the-art moving and self-storage facility to this area."
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Shawnee at (405) 273-0336 or stop by to visit general manager Diana Nealy and her 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.
Acquisition of the property was driven by U-Haul Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. The adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-building materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
"U-Haul is excited to be part of this community by providing residential mobility and a secure storage facility to the thousands of students attending Oklahoma Baptist University, as well as the residents moving here for manufacturing jobs," Brackin added. "We are participating in the Painted Horses project and have a beautiful hand-painted statue that was completed by a local artist. These horses are landmarks in Shawnee. We're proud to be part of the project."
U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. Since 2017, U-Haul Live Verify℠ technology has allowed customers to conduct transactions entirely on their smartphones at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Create an online account at uhaul.com to start skipping the lines and stop worrying about store hours.
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Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 167,000 trucks, 120,000 trailers and 43,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 697,000 rooms and 60.7 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry, and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.