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Growing Harrisonburg: U-Haul to Bringing Self-Storage, Jobs with New Store

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Growing Harrisonburg: U-Haul to Bringing Self-Storage, Jobs with New Store

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HARRISONBURG, Va., Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A state-of-the-art moving and self-storage facility is coming to the Shenandoah Valley thanks to U-Haul® Company's land acquisition at 3170 E. Kaylor Park Road.

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U-Haul Moving & Storage of Harrisonburg will offer truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment, moving supplies and boxes, and U-Box® portable moving and self-storage containers. There will be 500-plus self-storage units with climate-control options at affordable price points for rent, as well as U-Haul Remote 24/7® access.

Also available at the future two-story facility will be professional hitch installation; propane; a U-Haul Re-Use center for gently used household goods and materials to be shared amongst the community; and the Take A Box, Leave A Box program.

The building is expected to be fully operational in 2020. Truck and trailer sharing and moving supplies will be available as soon a temporary showroom is in place.

"Harrisonburg is growing and U-Haul is ready to give residents the quality moving and self-storage services they demand," U-Haul Company of Richmond president Clinton O'Neill said. "James Madison University is a top-ranked college and brings many new residents into town. We need to provide a secure self-storage facility for students and permanent residents alike."

While U-Haul Moving & Storage of Harrisonburg is under construction, nearby neighborhood dealers are available to assist customers. Layman's Automotive at 701 Jefferson St. is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

"The presence of U-Haul helps communities reduce traffic through the shared use of equipment, as opposed to private ownership of trucks and trailers," O'Neill said. "We offer a useful product that people need to access. Being part of Harrisonburg's development is important to us."

O'Neill expects to hire a staff of 10 or more Team Members when the facility is constructed and fully operational. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within the Harrisonburg community. U-Haul always encourages local contractors to bid on construction work.

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.

About U-Haul

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.

Contact:

Andrea Batchelor
Jeff Lockridge
E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com
Phone: 602-263-6981
Website: uhaul.com

 

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