U-Haul Expands Storage Footprint in Baton Rouge
- Mar 28, 2016
By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Greenwell Springs Road features 10 buildings with 60,000 square feet of storage space. The facility offers 346 outdoor drive-up storage units and 136 indoor units, including 50 climate-controlled units. The new U-Haul store also provides truck and trailer rentals, towing equipment, moving supplies and boxes.
The property has the advantage of being situated just eight miles from Louisiana State University’s campus, presenting students with a convenient location to safely store their belongings between semesters when they return home or change residences.
“Before U-Haul took over this property, we had only 55 U-Haul-owned storage units in Baton Rouge. This acquisition now truly puts us in the storage business here,” Patrick Allen, president of U-Haul Co. of Southern Louisiana, said in prepared remarks.
The facility is currently undergoing numerous upgrades.
“We are increasing the lighting, upgrading security with new cameras and remodeling the front office,” added Derek Edens, the store’s general manager. “This will be a premier facility where residents can depend on their storage units to be clean, dry and secure. U-Haul is a trusted name in the moving and storage industry, and for good reason.”
The acquisition of the Baton Rouge location was driven by U-Haul Co.’s Corporate Sustainability initiatives. Through this program, U-Haul supports infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint by readapting existing buildings while reducing their unwanted inventory of unused facilities.
Image courtesy of U-Haul Co.