U-Haul Land Acquisition Means Self-Storage, Jobs for Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Dec. 6, 2018) — An impressive state-of-the-art moving and self-storage facility is coming to Springfield thanks to U-Haul® Company’s recent 11.16-acre land acquisition on the east side of the S. 6th St. Frontage Road, which runs alongside Interstate 55.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Springfield South, scheduled for completion by summer 2020, will encompass three stories and more than 100,000 square feet of space. The facility will house more than 1,000 indoor, ADA accessible self-storage rooms with climate-control options and high-end security features.

The property is located just two miles from University of Illinois Springfield and will cater to the moving and storage needs of college students.

“I-55 is the major north-south highway in that connects to St. Louis and Chicago,” said Aaron Freeman, U-Haul Company of Illinois president. “Both I-55 and the new 11th Street Extension also connect downtown Springfield, making this U-Haul location convenient for do-it-yourself movers planning a long-distance move – or just relocating within Springfield.”

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Springfield South will offer truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment and professional hitch installation, moving supplies, U-Box® portable moving and storage containers; propane; U-Haul Remote 24/7® access; on-site RV, boat and vehicle storage; a U-Haul Re-Use Center for gently used household furnishings to be shared by the community; and the Take A Box, Leave A Box program.

While U-Haul Moving & Storage of Springfield South is under construction, nearby U-Haul facilities and neighborhood dealers are available to assist customers.

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Bruns Lane and U-Haul Moving & Storage at Stevenson Drive are open 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.

“Springfield is moving in the right direction and U-Haul is looking forward to being a part of the city’s growth,” Freeman added. “We are eager to continue working with the city to improve residents’ quality of life through residential mobility and by meeting their storage needs.”

U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within Springfield.

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