WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 20, 2016 /CNW/ -- U-Haul is putting its adaptive reuse practices to good use by transforming a former Hi-Tech Energy Windows Ltd. building into a full-service U-Haul store for the do-it-yourself mover.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Inkster Park at 1675 Inkster Blvd. opened on June 27 and has been offering truck and trailer rentals, moving supplies, professional hitch installation, U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers, and more. While waiting for permanent storage to be completed, U-Haul customers can utilize 40 U-Box containers that have been converted into storage units.
When renovations are finished, U-Haul customers will have access to 672 indoor, climate-controlled self-storage units. The storage area will offer a convenient drive-in load and unload area, and all of U-Haul Company's state-of-the-art security features.
"Just like our Regent Ave. location, we will be offering drive-in loading bays. Our customers have become accustomed to this service due to our harsh prairie weather conditions," U-Haul Company of Central Canada president Razmin Mansoub said. "With this new property, we have the opportunity to meet the needs of our loyal customers in North Winnipeg and throughout East and West St. Paul."
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Inkster Park at (204) 515-4348 or stop by in person. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Extended hours will be available as more build-out is completed. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
The acquisition of the 49,409-square-foot building was driven by U-Haul Company's 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-construction materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
"By purchasing existing buildings to reuse, we are able to save tons of materials," Mansoub said. "We are able to keep these materials from hitting the landfills, which translates to a sustainable business model and a reduced carbon footprint."
U-Haul plans to hire locally to promote job growth within the community. When the store is fully operational, Mansoub expects to employ at least 10 U-Haul Team Members on the 2.67-acre property.
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