WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- West Lafayette residents and Purdue students have called on the U-Haul store at 1090 Sagamore Parkway W. to meet their DIY moving needs since 1977.
Until recently, U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Lafayette lacked the space to expand its operation and provide self-storage. But thanks to the recent acquisition of a 2.84-acre abutting property, U-Haul® is adding approximately 41,400 square feet of outdoor drive-up self-storage.
"We haven't had a self-storage footprint in West Lafayette," said Anthony Jones, U-Haul Company of Central Indiana president. "We will be adding about 650 storage units between the abutting property and an additional building that is currently under construction."
U-Haul acquired the former A+ Storage facility on May 2 and drive-up storage is now available. The new building under construction will be completed this fall and meet customer demand for indoor climate-controlled rooms.
"People expect U-Haul to be a one-stop shop, so this expansion is very important," Jones stated. "This is a win-win for the community and the Purdue students who need and expect quality self-storage options as they return to campus."
Jones added that the expansion project will lead to several new positions at the store, and U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within West Lafayette.
Acquisition of the A+ Storage facility was driven by U-Haul Company's 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-construction materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Lafayette at (765) 463-9502 or stop by to visit general manager Dave Butcher 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.
The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is modernizing the moving industry by offering self-service and live verify technology to enhance customer and community safety. This technology allows for the self-pick-up and self-return of U-Haul trucks to be done on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. Program membership is free once customers create uhaul.com accounts.
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.