MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (Oct. 4, 2021) — The U-Haul-owned Kargo Repair Okla. City shop at 7525 SE 29th St. in Midwest City will cease operations today.
The maintenance shop had serviced U-Haul equipment since 1989.
U-Haul will maintain ownership of the property and use the 10,500-square-foot building for self-storage expansion at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Midwest City. U-Haul equipment in the region will now be serviced at Oklahoma City Repair at 5500 SE 59th St.
“We outgrew the shop space at the Midwest City location and decided to use our sustainable adaptive-reuse practice to convert the building into additional self-storage,” said Scott Brackin, U-Haul Company of Oklahoma City president. “Having the ability to expand, and relocate our maintenance branch to a new location, translates into convenience and more product options for our customers.”
Local U-Haul Companies are always exploring opportunities for growth as they pursue means to better meet the needs of customers, but sometimes find it necessary to close or relocate facilities, or cease certain business operations at locations. Reasons for closures can include: long-term strategic plans; physical plant limitations; shifts in demographics; trends in migration; expansion of the U-Haul neighborhood dealer network; and proximity to new or existing U-Haul stores or shops.
Twenty-two Team Members will be let go as a result of the Kargo Repair closing.
As an essential service provider, U-Haul continues to serve communities during the COVID-19 recovery while offering contactless business programs and enhanced cleaning protocols, including added steps for sanitizing equipment between customer transactions. U-Haul products are used daily by First Responders; delivery companies bringing needed supplies to people’s homes; small businesses trying to remain afloat; college students; and many other dependent groups, in addition to the do-it-yourself household mover.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 23,000 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 176,000 trucks, 126,000 trailers and 46,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 825,000 rentable storage units and 71.6 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S., and continues to be the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. U-Haul has been recognized repeatedly as a leading “Best for Vets” employer and was recently named one of the 15 Healthiest Workplaces in America.