By Adriana Pop
De Pere, Wis.–U-Haul has recently acquired and repurposed a former furniture and appliance store in De Pere, Wis., just south of Green Bay.
Located at 1180 Mid Valley Drive, the new U-Haul Moving & Storage of De Pere has been serving customers since Aug. 24. Extensive renovations will soon add a new showroom and a second floor, featuring approximately 1,000 climate-controlled storage units.
“We are occupying a building that in the past several years had many tenants. The residents are glad to see a stable business like U-Haul that will be here for many years to come” said Vily Xiong, the property’s general manager, who said that the building will serve De Pere and Lawrence area residents.
Before renovations, the 60,000-square-foot structure housed Furniture & ApplianceMart as well as other furniture businesses. The building, which sits on 4.6 acres along Interstate 41 just south of the Main Avenue exit, has a new electronic signboard and is conveniently located near St. Norbert College.
The facility currently offers truck and trailer rentals, moving supplies, U-Box portable moving and self- storage containers, towing equipment, professional hitch installation and more. Propane will also be added by summer.
“Customer feedback has been exceptional,” added Justin Kaminski, president of U-Haul Co. of Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. “We cannot get enough product to serve the demand of a community that was previously underserved. Customers are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the climate-controlled storage units.”
The acquisition of the De Pere property 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.
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