WINONA, Minn., March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® is
bringing a state-of-the-art retail and self-storage facility to
Winona thanks to the recent
acquisition of the former Shopko® store at 405 Cottonwood
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Winona opened a temporary showroom Monday
to begin serving customers with truck and trailer sharing, towing
equipment and moving supplies.
Extensive renovations will soon render hundreds of indoor
climate-controlled self-storage units with high-tech security
features at affordable price points. U-Haul acquired the
84,540-square-foot building on March
"This will be transformed into a modern facility and a
convenient location for our customers," stated Chris Bohlman, U-Haul Company of Southern Minnesota president. "Our customers
have been demanding additional self-storage options in Winona. We look forward to expanding our
sustainable footprint by reusing a building that has been part of
this community since 1986."
U-Box® portable storage containers, professional hitch
installation and propane will also be available in the near future
on the store's 10.22-acre lot. Renovations should be completed this
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Winona at (507) 452-5154. Hours of operation
are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at
Acquisition of the property was driven by U-Haul Corporate
Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to
help local communities lower their carbon footprint. The adaptive
reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and
resources required for new-building materials and helps cities
reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
"U-Haul has been preserving and repurposing buildings for
decades to benefit the communities we serve," Bohlman added. "Our
goal is to provide our neighbors in Winona with residential mobility and a clean,
secure storage facility where they will want to keep their
belongings. We're excited to be here."
Bohlman expects to employ at least 20 Team Members once the
store is fully operational. U-Haul will look to hire locally to
promote job growth within Winona.
Veterans receive priority in the hiring process. Find U-Haul career
opportunities at uhauljobs.com.
As an essential service provider, U-Haul remains open during the
COVID-19 pandemic while offering contactless business programs and
enhanced cleaning protocols, including added steps for sanitizing
equipment between customer transactions. U-Haul products are used
daily by First Responders; delivery companies bringing needed
supplies to people's homes; small businesses trying to remain
afloat; college students; and countless other dependent groups, in
addition to the household mover. Please visit
uhaul.com/announcement for more information on how U-Haul is
keeping customers and Team Members safe.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of
do-it-yourself movers, with a network of 22,000 locations across
all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7
offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day
through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our
proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has
enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 176,000 trucks,
127,000 trailers and 41,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly
774,000 rentable storage units and 66.7 million square feet of
self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout
North America. U-Haul is the
largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive
aftermarket industry, and is the largest retailer of propane in the
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