GREENVILLE, N.C., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul has announced it intends to have its first company-owned and -operated facility in the Greenville area up and running by January 2017.
U-Haul acquired the vacant lot at 4057 S. Memorial Drive one year ago and is in the process of building what will be known as U-Haul Moving & Storage of Westhaven.
The 10-acre lot is split into two parcels by an access road. The front of the property will include an impressive U-Haul showroom; a three-story, climate-controlled self-storage facility; and a 4,000-square-foot U-Box warehouse. The back of the property will feature 100 covered storage spaces for RVs, boats and vehicles.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Westhaven will have 959 self-storage units encompassing 70,000 square feet. The warehouse will accommodate 200 U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers. The store also will offer truck and trailer rentals, towing equipment and professional hitch installation, moving supplies, boxes and much more. Propane service is expected to be available sometime after the opening
Paul Smedberg, president of U-Haul Company of Raleigh, said the new store will look to hire locally to promote job growth within the community. When this location is fully operational, he expects to employ at least 12 U-Haul Team Members.
"There are no U-Haul-owned, full-service locations in Greenville or the surrounding areas," U-Haul Company of Raleigh president Paul Smedberg said. "This will be a new thing for these communities. Greenville is the home to East Carolina University, which enrolls about 27,000 students. Plus, we have Vidant Medical Center, which serves a large area and employees a lot of people. This is a growing market and our presence is long overdue."
The store location will be across the street from Pitt Community College.
While U-Haul Moving & Storage of Westhaven is under construction, customers can have their summer moving needs met by the 16 U-Haul neighborhood dealers in the Greenville city limits or any number of dealers in surrounding communities. To find the U-Haul location nearest you, go to uhaul.com/locations or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
"U-Haul Moving & Storage of Westhaven will be very close to Winterville, which is an up and coming area," Smedberg said. "We are looking forward to serving both markets – Greenville and Winterville – and finally having a full-service store to offer the moving and storage products this community needs and deserves."
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