Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc. has purchased NJ Self Storage in Manchester Township, N.J. The property at 2341 Route 70 officially opened on June 29 and has been rebranded as U-Haul Moving & Storage of Manchester.
Situated on 5.8 acres, the facility features six single-story buildings comprising more than 35,000 net rentable square feet of storage space in 321 interior units, 96 of which offer climate control, and 176 drive-up units. Customers can also purchase moving and packing supplies. Property upgrades are underway and will include a new intercom system and signage, according to a company press release.
"I am excited to provide a level of service that all customers deserve within the community of Manchester in addition to surrounding communities,” said Jared Merlin, president of U-Haul Co. of Central New Jersey.
The acquisition was driven by U-Haul’s corporate sustainability initiatives, which support infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint, according to the release. U-Haul’s adaptive reuse of existing structures 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 has more than 44 million square feet of storage space at more than 1,200 owned facilities throughout North America.