JOPLIN, Mo., Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A state-of-the-art moving and self-storage facility is coming together at 1410 E. 7th St. thanks to U-Haul® Company's recent acquisition of the former May's Drug Warehouse.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Joplin opened on Feb. 11 and is currently offering truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment and professional hitch installation, U-Box® portable storage containers, moving supplies and more on the 2.97-acre lot.
Once the 44,682-square-foot building is repurposed, it will offer self-storage options with high-tech security features at affordable price points. Indoor climate-controlled rooms and outdoor drive-up units will be available for rent. Self-storage renovations are expected to be completed by March 15.
"Our customers have been demanding U-Haul Truck Share 24/7®, alternative fuel options and sustainable storage," said Aaron Self, U-Haul Company of Missouri president. "We look forward to providing these services while helping rebuild a part of Joplin that has been in disarray since the tornado hit in 2011."
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Joplin at (417) 781-9660 or stop by to visit general manager Eric Wirzberg and his 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.
"I'm excited to expand our footprint in Joplin," Self added. "This will be a convenient location for our customers. And by repurposing an existing building rather than building from the ground up, U-Haul is taking the ecofriendly approach."
The recent acquisition of the May's Drug Warehouse building was driven by U-Haul Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our 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.
When the store is fully operational, Self expects to employ six or more Team Members. U-Haul aims to hire locally to promote job growth within the Joplin community.
The arrival of 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. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit uhaul.com to create an online account.
For self-movers who aim to keep their costs low but need extra hands to help with their move, MovingHelp.com has been successfully pairing customers with reliable Moving Help® Service Providers for more than a decade. The online marketplace lets customers shop and compare local moving companies that provide labor services including: loading and unloading, packing and unpacking, cleaning, and U-Box pick up/delivery. More than 1.5 million unedited customer reviews, transparent pricing and payment release subject to customer approval have led to 93 percent of Moving Help users rating their experience four stars or higher.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to 161,000 trucks, 118,000 trailers and 42,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 632,000 rooms and 55.2 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.