U-Haul unveils plans for self-storage facility in St. Augustine
ST. AUGUSTIN, Florida., September 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – An impressive state-of-the-art moving and self-storage facility coming to St. Augustine with the recent acquisition of 10.57 acres of land by U-Haul® Company at 6810 US Hwy. 1 N.
Palencia’s U-Haul Moving & Storage, slated for completion by 2022, will have five floors and over 130,000 square feet. The building will house more than 800 ADA-accessible indoor self-storage rooms with air conditioning options and high-tech security features.
U-Haul acquired the property on July 8.
“This property is located just off Highway 1, which is the main north-south link on the east coast,” said Neph Saint Paul, U-Haul Company of Jacksonville President. “that of Florida The northeast coast is a sprawling community and is experiencing a significant increase in population. Our expansion in this area is fundamental because population growth equates to increased needs for relocation and self-storage. “
Palencia’s U-Haul Moving & Storage will offer truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment, professional hitch installation, moving supplies, U-Box® portable storage containers, propane, extended access to storage and ecological initiatives like Take A Box, Leave a Box program for the benefit of the community.
While Palencia’s U-Haul Moving & Storage is under construction, nearby U-Haul facilities and neighborhood dealerships are available to serve customers. U-Haul Moving and Storage Saint Augustin at 3524 US Hwy. 1 S. is open 7 am-7pm Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 7h00-8 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.5 p.m. Sunday.
St.Paul plans to employ at least 12 team members when the new facility is complete. U-Haul will seek to hire locally to support job growth within the St. Augustine community. U-Haul, honored as one of the Military Times’ Leading Veteran-Friendly Employers “Best for Vets 2020”, actively recruits veterans and gives them preference in the hiring process. Find U-Haul careers at uhauljobs.com.
“U-Haul is committed to building a more resilient society St. Augustine through our essential services and our residential mobility products ”, St.Paul added. “We are working closely with the city to provide a plan and a facility that will benefit everyone. “
As a provider of essential services, U-Haul continues to serve communities during the COVID-19 recovery while offering contactless business programs and improved cleaning protocols, including additional steps to disinfect equipment between customer transactions. U-Haul products are used daily by first responders; delivery companies bringing the necessary supplies to people’s homes; small businesses trying to stay afloat; students; and many other addicted groups besides the do-it-yourself mover.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the # 1 choice for do-it-yourself movers, with a network of over 23,000 locations in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 provides secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day with the option of dispatching customers to their smartphones and our exclusive Live Verify technology. Patronage from our customers has enabled the U-Haul fleet to reach approximately 176,000 trucks, 126,000 trailers and 46,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 825,000 rental storage units and 71.6 million square feet of self-storage space in facilities owned and managed across North America. U-Haul is the largest propane retailer in the United States and continues to be the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. U-Haul has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top “Best for Vets” employers and was recently named one of America’s 15 Healthiest Workplaces.
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