The U-Haul Co. of West Sacramento will add self-storage services to its U-Haul Center in Manteca, Calif. Acquired by the company in 2012, the former Manteca Auto Plaza at 1190 S. Main St. features a 32,031-square-foot building on 4.18 acres. Rental equipment has been available at the property since 2013. The marketing offices for U-Haul Co. of West Sacramento also operate from the facility.
“The opening of this facility brings an established business to the city of Manteca,” said Chris Trudell, marketing company president of U-Haul Co. of West Sacramento. “We have already received positive feedback regarding our presence and look forward to building a strong relationship with residents in the area. With the addition of self-storage, we will be able to better serve the needs of the community.”
The acquisition of U-Haul Center of Manteca 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.
Earlier this month, the U-Haul Co. of Fargo announced it will open a rental facility in a converted building in Williston, N.D., that will eventually offer self-storage and U-Box portable storage. Other recent U-Haul self-storage conversion projects have included the transformation of a former Walmart in Arkansas, a cotton mill in North Carolina and a game center in Tennessee.
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.