U-Haul Transforming Former Tyson Plant into Full-Service Store in Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 13, 2017) — U-Haul corporate sustainability initiatives are being applied through the adaptive reuse of the former Tyson® refrigerated cold storage and meat processing plant at 665 Perry St. in Buffalo.

U-Haul® acquired the 165,181-square-foot building, now U-Haul Moving & Storage at Larkin District, on April 19. Extensive renovations will lead to the creation of more than 1,200 indoor and outdoor self-storage units of varying sizes and affordable price points with state-of-the-art safety features. Self-storage will be available by the end of the summer.

The store is currently offering truck and trailer sharing, moving supplies, towing equipment and towing accessories, bike racks, and U-Box portable moving and storage containers. Professional hitch installation will be offered in the near future.

“As a WNY resident, I see the need for U-Haul services firsthand,” said Todd Schnitzer, U-Haul Company of Western New York president. “With the revitalization going on downtown, we wanted to give people the opportunity for convenience. The conversion of existing buildings into mixed-use and residential property downtown is growing, and people are moving back into the area. There is a demand for U-Haul self-storage and moving services.”

Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage at Larkin District at (716) 261-3612 or stop by to visit general manager Tom McMullen and his team. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Thursday-Saturday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The store is currently closed Tuesday-Wednesday for construction purposes. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

Schnitzer expects to employ a staff of 20 or more U-Haul Team Members when the facility is fully operational. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth in the Buffalo community. U-Haul always encourages local contractors to bid on construction work.

The recent acquisition of the Buffalo 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.

“People are always hearing about overflowing landfills and trash trains sitting in residential areas because we have more waste than we know what to do with,” Schnitzer said. “Adaptive reuse is important. U-Haul is committed to stopping the needless dumping of useable materials into our landfills. We need to provide a better future for our children and all the generations to come.”

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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 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.

Contact:

Andrea Batchelor

Jeff Lockridge

E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com

Phone: 602-263-6981

Website: uhaul.com