The U-Haul Co. of Western Georgia purchased Jonesboro Self-Storage, 8640 Kendrick Road, in Jonesboro, Ga.
The new U-Haul Moving and Storage of Jonesboro at Flint River Road features more than 400 self-storage units, and more than 52,000 square feet of storage space. The facility also features outdoor, drive-up storage and boat/RV storage.
The facility is built along the bank of the Flint River where there once was an old wooden bridge that crossed it. Over time, the bridge became dilapidated and was demolished. All that remains on the river today is the old bridge-support posts. The old wooden bridge was featured in the movie Smokey and the Bandit in which star Burt Reynolds jumped his Pontiac Trans Am over the river while being pursued by police.
"We’re excited to be expanding our presence in Jonesboro and look forward to continuing our long-standing relationships with local communities throughout Georgia," said Brent Atwood, president of the U-Haul Co. of Western Georgia.
U-Haul Moving and Storage of Jonesboro at Flint River Road will offer a wide 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.