ODESSA, Texas, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul recently acquired five one-story buildings just a half-mile from Odessa College and is refurbishing the facilities to better meet the moving and self-storage demands of local students and residents.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Odessa — University & Kermit Hwy. at 1010 University opened its temporary showroom on June 13 and is currently offering truck and trailer rentals, towing equipment, moving supplies, U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers, and access to 322 drive-up self-storage units.
"This acquisition brings a larger facility to the Odessa market to proudly serve the needs of our customers," U-Haul Company of West Texas president Jonathan Martindale said. "When renovations are completed, we will be able to offer 99 climate-controlled self-storage units and 42 covered RV storage spaces to our customers as well."
Renovations are scheduledfor completion in 2017. Other U-Haul products and services that will soon be available include professional hitch installation and propane.
U-Haul aims to hire locally to promote job growth within the community. When the location is fully operational, Martindale expects to employ at least 10 full- and part-time Team Members.
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Odessa — University & Kermit Hwy. at (432) 272-6928 or stop by to let general manager Debbie McDonald and her capable team assist you. 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.-5 p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
"The adaptive reuse of this property allows U-Haul to offer a convenient location much quicker than if we had to build from the ground up," Martindale said. "We also will be able to make the property more aesthetically pleasing, which will help the city in revitalizing this market."
The acquisition of the Odessa facility 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.
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