U-Haul Opens New Repair Shop, Regional Offices in Atlanta
ATLANTA (July 16, 2019) — U-Haul® is now operating from a new repair shop at the site of a former Gannett® printing facility at 120 James Aldredge Blvd. in Atlanta.
West Atlanta Repair is serving as a maintenance hub where U-Haul equipment is serviced, and is the new home to regional U-Haul marketing company offices.
The shop will be tasked with assembling and maintaining engines, transmissions, rear axles and more. The 4.1-acre property includes a single building with 91,450 square feet. U-Haul acquired the property last June and opened the shop on April 22.
U-Haul Area District Vice President Doug Weston stated he expects to employ about 60 Team Members once the shop is fully operational. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within the Atlanta community.
“This particular property has been vacant for about five years and offers so much opportunity for U-Haul,” Weston said. “With a property of this size, we are able to have our regional marketing company offices and our repair shop in one place.”
Acquisition of the property was driven by U-Haul Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. The 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.
“We are excited to bring more jobs to this area and be a staple of the Atlanta business community,” Weston added. “We simply outgrew our Marietta Shop location. We look forward to the growth and success we can accomplish at this new property.”
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Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 167,000 trucks, 120,000 trailers and 43,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 697,000 rooms and 60.7 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.