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U-Haul of Western Florida Expands Operations With Self-Storage Purchase


The U-Haul Company of Western Florida has expanded its network of self-storage locations with its purchase of North Port Self Storage in North Port, Fla. The self-storage facility has 517 storage units in nine single-story storage buildings with more than 44,400 square feet of storage.

With the recent addition of North Port Self Storage, the U-Haul Company of Western Florida now has eight company-owned facilities, seven of which offer self-storage, and more than 40 U-Haul dealers that also offer self-storage throughout Western Florida communities.

"We are pleased to be expanding our presence in North Port, and look forward to continuing our long-standing relationships with local communities throughout Florida," said Dave Thompson, president, U-Haul Company of Western Florida.

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. The facility will soon have available propane tanks that provide alternative fuel for vehicles and 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.

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