Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc. has purchased and renovated a self-storage facility in Odessa, Texas. The former A3 Storage at 6190 Cargo Road has been rebranded as U-Haul Moving & Storage of South East Odessa.
The facility officially opened in October and offers 245 drive-up self-storage units, 45 vehicle-parking spaces, and moving and packing supplies. Although the 2.14-acre property is operated remotely, general manager Kim Elam is available to serve customers on site as needed, according to a company press release.
"People in this neighborhood won't have to drive all the way into town for moving and storage service anymore. We're adding convenience for this great community," Elam said.
The facility is a mile from the University of Texas at the Permian Basin. "Since we are so close to the university, the storage rooms are very necessary," said Jonathan Martindale, president of the U-Haul Co. of West Texas. "This facility will be a one-stop shop, and we are excited to add it to the family of U-Haul locations serving Odessa."
The opening of the Odessa property was driven by U-Haul’s corporate sustainability initiatives, which support infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint, the release said. 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.