U-Haul Reveals Plans for Former Hardie-Tynes Co. in Birmingham
7-building complex, now U-Haul at Uptown, will house 1,000 self-storage rooms
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 30, 2018) — U-Haul® has announced plans for a contemporary self-storage facility at 800 28th St. N. following its recent acquisition of the history-rich former Hardie-Tynes Co. complex.
Founded in 1895, Hardie-Tynes Co. served as a major manufacturer of large-scale engineered industrials parts, including mining equipment, steam turbines, pressure vessels and defense equipment. U-Haul closed on the 28th Street property in August 2017.
Now designated U-Haul Moving & Storage at Uptown, the store catering to self-movers offers truck and trailer sharing, professional hitch installation, moving supplies and more. Once the property is completely renovated, it will offer 1,000 indoor, climate-controlled self-storage units with high-tech security features at affordable price points.
“Hardie-Tynes Co. manufactured for the U.S. Navy, and almost all the ships and submarines used in World War II featured their parts,” noted Scott Fall, U-Haul Company of Central Alabama president. “We are excited to preserve and grow this building’s history. The bones of the building are strong, and it will be a recognizable facility proudly representing Birmingham for many years to come.”
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage at Uptown at (205) 730-7821 or stop by to visit general manager Amie Anderson and her 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.
Fall expects to hire a staff of 20 or more Team Members when the facility is fully operational. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within the Central City neighborhoods.
In the coming weeks, U-Haul will allocate space to store more than 300 U-Box portable moving and storage containers. This offers an immediate and secure on-site storage option for customers while permanent self-storage rooms are being made.
“The whole downtown area is being revitalized,” Fall stated. “Old office buildings are being turned into housing and the Central City neighborhood is booming. We are excited to be a part of this beautification effort.”
The recent acquisition of the Hardie-Tynes Co. complex 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-building materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
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.
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.