Adaptive Reuse: U-Haul Releases Plans for First Store in Swedesboro
SWEDESBORO, N.J., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — U-Haul is putting its adaptive reuse practices to use by transforming an existing property in the Pureland Industrial Complex of Logan Township into a full-service rental and self-storage facility.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Swedesboro at 510 Heron Drive currently offers truck and trailer rentals, moving supplies and U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers.
When the initial phase of construction is completed by year’s end, there will be 300 indoor self-storage units with climate-control options available for rental. The building will incorporate all of U-Haul Company’s state-of-the-art security features. While permanent self-storage units are being constructed, customers are encouraged to utilize U-Box containers.
«I am excited that we finally have a company-owned location in the Logan Township and Swedesboro area,» U-Haul Company of Southern New Jersey president Paul Kelly said. «This is one of the fastest growing communities in New Jersey, and we plan on helping the community move into the future.»
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Swedesboro at (856) 491-9057 or stop by to visit general manager Jennyfer Raudez and her team. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
The recent acquisition of the Swedesboro facility was driven by U-Haul Company’s Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul® supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
By repurposing the Swedesboro building, a U-Haul sustainability analysis determined that it is preventing 179 tons of metal manufacturing and transportation from being used; eliminating 8,746 tons of new concrete pours; keeping 9,083 tons of construction and demolition debris out of landfills; and stopping 4,254,365 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere.
«This property is the largest industrial park east of the Mississippi and second largest in the nation,» Kelly said. «We are excited to reuse the structure because it saves resources for future generations.»
U-Haul will look to hire locally as services expand at this facility to support job growth within the Swedesboro community. When the store is fully operational Kelly plans to employ more than eight Team Members. Learn more about U-Haul career opportunities at jobs.uhaul.com.
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