Ready by summer 2026, the state-of-the-art storage facility will offer 967 climate-controlled units for rent

MISHAWAKA, Ind., May 30, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® has strengthened its investment in Mishawaka, purchasing 11.23 acres at 16963 Douglas Road where a new retail, moving and self-storage facility will be built.

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U-Haul Moving & Storage of University Park is slated for completion by summer 2026. The lot was acquired on May 15 and will be home to the fourth U-Haul-owned and -operated self-storage property in Mishawaka.

The facility will be just 1.3 miles from the University of Notre Dame, offering convenient mobility and storage solutions for Fighting Irish students and staff.

Download the U-Haul app or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

U-Haul of University Park will be a full-service center. It will feature a three-story building showcasing 967 indoor climate-controlled self-storage rooms with high-tech security features at affordable prices. Plans also call for truck and trailer rentals, boxes and moving supplies, towing equipment and professional hitch installation, U-Box® portable moving containers, propane and more.

"We are excited to make trusted U-Haul products and services even more convenient for Mishawaka residents and the wonderful people associated with the University of Notre Dame," said Ray Powell, U-Haul Company of Northern Indiana and South Cook County president. "We look forward to being a good neighbor by building a beautiful facility, creating jobs and meeting a basic need for this growing community."

Powell plans to hire up to 17 Team Members to staff the new store when ready. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth in the Mishawaka community. U-Haul, honored as a Best for Vets employer by The Military Times, actively recruits veterans and gives them preference in the hiring process. Find U-Haul careers at uhauljobs.com.

Until the University Park store is ready, customers can find U-Haul moving and self-storage services at the following Mishawaka stores:

  • U-Haul Storage of McKinley Avenue at 816 E. McKinley Ave.
  • U-Haul Storage of Grape Road at 5213 Grape Road
  • U-Haul Storage of Douglas Road at 5510 Shaughn St.

U-Haul continues to benefit the environment through its shared-use business model. Truck and trailer sharing enables communities to share moving equipment so that families and individuals don't need to own large-capacity vehicles to transfer belongings. Sustainability initiatives like U-Haul Adaptive Reuse (the preserving and repurposing of existing buildings for new stores), truck modifications to improve fuel economy, and plastic Ready-To-Go Boxes® that are shared hundreds of times before being recycled are among the many ways U-Haul promotes green business. U-Box Load Share, the Company's latest sustainability program, was recently named the 2023 Best in Biz gold winner for the Most Environmentally Friendly Service of the Year.

About U-HAUL 

Founded in 1945, U-Haul is the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers with more than 23,000 rental locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The U-Haul app makes it easy for customers to use U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 to access trucks anytime through the self-dispatch and -return options on their smartphones with our patented Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to 188,700 trucks, 139,400 trailers and 43,700 towing devices. U-Haul is the third largest self-storage operator in North America with 1,004,000 rentable units and 86.8 million square feet of self-storage space at Company-owned and -managed facilities. U-Haul is the top retailer of propane in the U.S. and the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. Get the U-Haul app from the App Store or Google Play.

Contact: 

Yasmine Esparza
Jeff Lockridge
E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com
Phone: 602-263-6194
Website: uhaul.com 

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