U-Haul® will soon feature a new self storage and moving facility in western Wichita thanks to its recent land acquisition at 600 S. Holland St. The 7.13-acre lot was acquired on April 13.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Wichita will serve as a full-service facility with truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment, self storage, moving supplies, U-Box portable moving and self storage containers, professional hitch installation, propane and more.
"It will be exciting when construction is completed and we can offer our state-of-the-art self storage product," stated Aaron Krueger, U-Haul Company of Southern Kansas president. "Our dedicated network of U-Haul neighborhood dealers have been serving Wichita's west side since our other facility was closed several years ago. We are looking forward to bringing our high-level service back to this community."
U-Haul customers will have access to approximately 730 indoor climate-controlled self storage units, and 110 outdoor drive-up units, when the project is completed in late 2019. Also available at the future three-story facility will be U-Haul Remote 24/7® access; RV/boat/vehicle storage; a U-Haul Re-Use center for gently used household goods and materials to be shared amongst the community; and the Take A Box, Leave A Box program.
"This will be a beautiful facility," Krueger noted. "We are located conveniently near the airport and can't wait to serve our neighbors."
Krueger expects to hire a staff of 10 or more Team Members when the facility is fully operational. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within the Wichita community. U-Haul always encourages local contractors to bid on construction work. Construction bidding ends July 18.
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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 more than 150,000 trucks, 112,000 trailers and 40,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 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.