SAUKVILLE, Wis., Jan. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® will host a grand opening Jan. 11 to unveil its contemporary indoor self-storage facility at 835 E. Green Bay Ave., site of the former Piggly Wiggly grocery store.
Local residents and media in attendance can take a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. There will be free appetizers, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, giveaways and other activities. The indoor event is from 3-5 p.m.
"We're excited to reveal the work we put into revitalizing this building," said Mike Schneider, U-Haul Company of South Eastern Wisconsin president. "We're introducing this top-of-the-line facility and our new U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 self-service program, which offers Saukville the latest, easiest and most secure truck rental process in the industry."
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Port Washington opened in a limited capacity in June 2016, offering truck and trailer sharing, U-Box portable moving and storage containers, and moving supplies. Then the real work began. More than one year of cleanup and construction yielded a renovated 40,901-square-foot structure with 130-plus self-storage units. The facility offers U-Haul Remote 24/7® access, high-tech security features and a green reuse center for customers.
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Port Washington at (262) 261-0510 or stop by to visit general manager Ross Brooks 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.
By repurposing the former Piggly Wiggly store, U-Haul prevented the use of 115 tons of metal for manufacturing and transportation (the amount of steel used to make 116 passenger cars); avoided 3,535 tons of new concrete pours (enough to create 71 miles of concrete blocks); kept 3,702 tons of construction and demolition debris out of landfills (avoiding 142 dump trucks traveling 2,990 miles); and stopped 1,890,289 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere (the carbon emissions of 145 large SUVs or pickup trucks for one year).
"Green building is a pillar of our sustainability mission," Brooks said. "I'm proud of what we've been able to do with this adaptive reuse conversion. U-Haul is committed to this community, and I can't wait to serve my Saukville neighbors for years to come."
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.
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 more than 150,000 trucks, 112,000 trailers and 40,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 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.