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U-Haul of Port Washington to introduce self-storage at grand opening

Staff Writer | January 8, 2018
U-Haul will host a grand opening Januay 11 to unveil its contemporary indoor self-storage facility at 835 E. Green Bay Ave., site of the former Piggly Wiggly grocery store.
Storage   There will be free appetizers
Local residents and media in attendance can take a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility.

There will be free appetizers, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, giveaways and other activities. The indoor event is from 3-5 p.m.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Port Washington opened in a limited capacity in June 2016, offering truck and trailer sharing, U-Box portable moving and storage containers, and moving supplies. Then the real work began.

More than one year of cleanup and construction yielded a renovated 40,901-square-foot structure with 130-plus self-storage units. The facility offers U-Haul Remote 24/7 access, high-tech security features and a green reuse center for customers.

"We're excited to reveal the work we put into revitalizing this building," said Mike Schneider, U-Haul Company of South Eastern Wisconsin president.

"We're introducing this top-of-the-line facility and our new U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 self-service program, which offers Saukville the latest, easiest and most secure truck rental process in the industry."

By repurposing the former Piggly Wiggly store, U-Haul prevented the use of 115 tons of metal for manufacturing and transportation (the amount of steel used to make 116 passenger cars); and avoided 3,535 tons of new concrete pours (enough to create 71 miles of concrete blocks).

It kept 3,702 tons of construction and demolition debris out of landfills (avoiding 142 dump trucks traveling 2,990 miles); and stopped 1,890,289 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere (the carbon emissions of 145 large SUVs or pickup trucks for one year).