U-Haul Buys Two Parcels for First Company-Owned Store in Methuen

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METHUEN, Mass. (April 9, 2019) — U-Haul® is revealing details for its adaptive reuse of two buildings that will be transformed into the Company’s first full-service facility in Methuen.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Methuen at 99 Pleasant Valley St. plans to open a temporary showroom in time for the upcoming summer moving season to offer truck and trailer sharing as well as moving supplies.

U-Haul acquired the 13.32-acre property on Feb 14. The retail showroom and first phase of self-storage will be located in the 27,566-square-foot building that previously housed Verizon®. Self-Storage and other operations will be located in the adjacent 172,000-square-foot building at 145 Milk St.

Extensive renovations to the property will render more than 800 climate-controlled self-storage units, approximately 100 drive-up self-storage units and gated RV storage with high-tech security features and U-Haul Remote 24/7® access. Towing accessories and professional hitch installation, propane, U-Box® moving and portable storage containers, and more will soon be available.

While U-Haul Moving & Storage of Methuen is being renovated, customers can contact U-Haul of Lawrence at (978) 688-4598 to have their moving needs met. 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.

“I’m very excited to finally have a full-service facility in Methuen,” noted Scott Chase, U-Haul Company of Eastern Massachusetts president. “Methuen and “The Loop” retail corridor are quickly growing to serve the needs of the community. I am very pleased we will be offering a full-line of U-Haul services to residents and businesses within this thriving community.

“The city has begun fostering job growth and is implementing business-friendly policies. We are eager to be part of this community and to offer our new neighbors a high-quality self-storage product at a convenient location.”

Acquisition of the Methuen property 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.

When the store is fully operational, Chase expects to employ at least 15 Team Members. U-Haul will look to hire locally to support job growth within the Methuen community.

“Our store will be just north of the Edward S. Alekel Veterans Memorial Park,” Chase added. “This is the largest park in the city, and U-Haul is excited to honor its beauty and encourage our customers to utilize the open fields and recreational areas. When our facility is ready, we will have a full line of bike racks and hitches for our outdoor-loving customers.”

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