U-Haul Opens New Facility in Reading to Meet Self-Storage Demand

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READING, Pa. (April 8, 2019) — A state-of-the-art self-storage facility is coming together at 1910 N. 5th St. thanks to the U-Haul® acquisition of a former U.S. Postal Service distribution hub.

U-Haul Storage at George Field comprises two existing buildings on a 2.33-acre property. One building is 17,150 square feet. The smaller structure is 3,298 square feet.

Once the buildings are repurposed, they will offer 375 self-storage rooms with high-tech security features at affordable price points. Indoor climate-controlled units will be available for rent. Self-storage renovations are expected to be completed this summer.

“Our customers have been demanding sustainable storage options in Reading,” stated Chris Schaffer, U-Haul Company of Harrisburg president. “We look forward to expanding our self-storage footprint here in Reading while reusing and restoring buildings that have been part of the community since 1957.”

U-Haul Storage at George Field will be operated remotely by U-Haul Moving & Storage of Reading, just two blocks away. Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Reading at (610) 375-6168 or stop by to see our progress at the new George Field facility. 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.

“This will be a convenient location for our customers,” Schaffer added. “By repurposing existing buildings rather than constructing new builds, U-Haul is taking the ecofriendly and sustainable approach to serving our customers in Pennsylvania.”

Acquisition of the former USPS building was driven by U-Haul 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.

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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 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