U-Haul Co. of Arkansas has converted a former Walmart store into a self-storage facility in Pine Bluff, Ark. The property has been rebranded as U-Haul Moving and Storage of Pine Bluff. The facility is comprised of 112,895 square feet on 10.95 acres.
In addition to self-storage, the location offers truck rentals, towing equipment, U-Box portable storage and packing supplies.
"By converting this former Walmart store into a U-Haul facility, we are showing the residents of Pine Bluff that we are committed to the growth and development of their community," said Andrew Hicks, marketing company president for U-Haul Co. of Arkansas.
The acquisition was driven by U-Haul’s corporate sustainability initiatives, which supports infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint, according to a company press release. U-Haul’s adaptive reuse of existing buildings eliminates the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps local cities diminish their unwanted inventory of unused buildings, U-Haul officials said.
Established in 1945, U-Haul International Inc. has more than 40 million square feet of storage space at more than 1,000 owned and managed facilities throughout North America.