The U-Haul Company of Southern Washington expanded the U-Haul network of self-storage locations with the grand opening of the North Auburn U-Haul Center. The facility has 612 storage units with more than 36,950 square feet of storage.
U-Haul will celebrate the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. The mayor and other local dignitaries will attend. A barbecue lunch and tour of the North Auburn Center will be held after the ceremony.
“We are pleased to be expanding our presence in Auburn, and look forward to continuing our long-standing relationships with local communities throughout Southern Washington," said Kim Merow, president, U-Haul Company of Southern Washington.
The building, purchased by U-Haul in 2008, was retrofitted and redesigned with the company’s sustainable focus in mind. Lighting was changed to sustainable lighting and a self-storage reuse center was built to provide customers with a location to donate unwanted, gently used household goods, furniture, sporting equipment and clothing for other customers to take for free.
The facility will sell a variety of environmentally friendly packing supplies including boxes made out of recyclable materials, 100 percent biodegradable packing peanuts and moving pads made from recycled denim.
Also on site will be a Take a Box/Leave a Box display, which allows customers or anyone in the community to leave moving boxes or unwanted electronics boxes for another customer to reuse for free, instead of throwing them away or recycling them. This facility also has available a propane tank that will provide alternative fuel for vehicles and propane for barbecue grills.
Since 1989, AMERCO Real Estate Co., an affiliate of U-Haul International Inc., has been responsible for providing real estate services to AMERCO subsidiaries that include more than 1,350 U-Haul moving and storage centers throughout the United States and Canada.