U-Haul Company of Central Michigan Introduces Self-Storage Reuse Center

Jan 28, 2010, 20:00 ET from U-Haul

TAYLOR, Mich., Jan. 28 /PRNewswirel/ -- U-Haul, the leader in self-storage, today announced the addition of a self-storage reuse center for customers at the Tel-Wick UHaul Center, 8901 Telegraph Rd. The UHaul Reuse Program, one of the Company's sustainability initiatives, was developed to provide a redistribution network for unwanted, gently used household goods, furniture, sporting equipment, bikes and clothing that formerly were destined for landfills. Tel-Wick U-Haul Center is helping the community we serve by also providing a collection clothing bin for the Institute for International Cooperation & Development in Michigan.

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"At U-Haul, we are committed to sustainable development through environmental protection, social responsibility and economic efficiency," stated Tim Sawyer, general manager (GM), Tel-Wick UHaul Center. "This program gives U-Haul another opportunity to provide a service which will enhance the self-storage industry by improving the environment for generations to come."

Items placed in the area are available for reuse, not resale, by the U-Haul community, including U-Haul Team members.  U-Haul continues to support humanitarian, community-based organizations such as the Salvation Army, Goodwill and the like, by placing clothing-donation bins in close proximity to the designated reuse area so that customers may donate directly to these groups.

Corporate citizenship is U-Haul Company's commitment to being accountable to the communities in which we live and serve. With nearly 1,100 self-storage facilities conveniently located in North American communities, U-Haul is an innovative leader in the field of shared storage--providing shared spaces which enable local residents to live comfortably in more compact homes and apartments with substantially reduced living expenses, while at the same time being able to store their possessions at another location.

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the best choice for the do-it-yourself mover, with a network of more than 15,800 locations in all 50 United States and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 101,000 trucks, 76,000 trailers and 34,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 395,000 rooms and approximately 35 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,090 owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. As one of the nation's largest retailers of propane, U-Haul supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues.

U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up in the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: "Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."  Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100 percent biodegradable.  Learn more about these facts and others at www.uhaul.com/sustainability.


Joanne Fried

Kelie Hale

U-Haul Public Relations

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