GRANDVIEW, Mo., Oct. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Until recently, U-Haul Moving & Storage of Truman Corners lacked space to expand operations. But thanks to the recent acquisition of 5.81 abutting acres, U-Haul® will add a new warehouse for U-Box® portable moving and storage containers.
Purchase of the land at 11901 S. U.S. 71 Hwy. will provide space to store hundreds of portable moving containers, enabling U-Haul to serve more customers and meet increased demand for its storage products in the region.
U-Haul acquired the property on Aug. 25.
“The Kansas City metro area is growing every day and U-Haul needs to keep up,” said Aaron Krueger, U-Haul Company of Southern Kansas president. “U-Box containers provide the most convenient and secure way to shop and store belongings. This option has become very popular in this area and that increased demand means we need extra space to expand.”
U-Haul has been serving customers at the original Truman Corners facility at 11827 Blue Ridge Blvd. since 1978. Reserve equipment on the U-Haul app or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
Plans also call for the addition of outdoor drive-up storage units converted from retired moving van bodies – a green recycling practice. Sustainable Modular Storage is an innovative program exclusive to U-Haul. The program reuses detached van bodies from U-Haul trucks that are no longer in circulation to build sustainably engineered self-storage units. Sustainable self-storage, constructed from reused materials, protects resources and reduces energy usage needed to manufacture new construction materials of concrete, wood, steel and plastics.
“This is an exciting expansion for U-Haul,” Krueger added. “We’ll be able to accommodate more customers with plenty of storage solutions. Our customers need convenience. That’s what we’re here to provide.”
U-Haul dealers in the Kansas City metro area continue to be available to serve DIY movers. U-Haul has partnered with independent dealers to provide communities with accessible mobility since 1945. During these challenging times, more than 21,000 small businesses across the U.S. and Canada are generating supplemental income by partnering with U-Haul. When customers rent from their local U-Haul dealers, they are directly supporting small businesses in their community. Because there is no financial investment from dealers, they are not U-Haul franchises. They are simply small businesses with enough lot space to park U-Haul equipment and enough time to welcome more customers while meeting the mobility needs of their neighbors. Learn how to partner with U-Haul at uhaul.com/dealer.
Founded in 1945, U-Haul is the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers with more than 23,000 rental locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The enhanced U-Haul app makes it easier for customers to use U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 to access trucks anytime through the self-dispatch and self-return options on their smartphones through our patented Live Verify technology. Our customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to 192,200 trucks, 138,500 trailers and 44,500 towing devices. U-Haul is the third largest self-storage operator in North America with 959,000 rentable units and 82.3 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities. U-Haul is the top retailer of propane in the U.S. and the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. We were recently named one of America’s Best Large Employers (Forbes, 2023); a Best for Vets Employer (Military Times, 2022); and one of the Healthiest Workplaces in America (Healthiest Employers, 2022). Find careers at uhauljobs.com. Get the U-Haul app from the App Store or Google Play.
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