U-Haul Reveals Plans for Conversion of Kmart, 13th Store in Utah

The repurposing of the 93,357 square foot facility will lead to a variety of storage units with high-tech security features at affordable prices. Storage clients will have extended access hours. U-Haul acquired the 7.29 acre property on June 13.

“This building has been vacant for over five years,” noted Brad LinU-Haul Company of Utah President. “It takes a special kind of business to fill such a big space. U-Haul is perfect for this property because we can fully utilize the space, and we will do so without the environmental impact of new construction. Our adaptive reuse program is a green initiative that cities can easily support.”

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The acquisition of the former Kmart was driven by U-Haul’s corporate sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities reduce their carbon footprint. Adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources needed for new building materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.

This is the 13th U-Haul owned and operated store to open in Utah and the first in Vernal.

“We strive for sustainability and responsibility,” Ling added. “Adaptive reuse projects represent approximately 70% of our stores. We like to do business in a way that benefits the environment and improves the communities in which we operate. We invite others to follow our example and invest in the future of Vernal.”

Ling intends to hire at least 15 team members to staff the new store. U-Haul will seek to hire locally to promote job growth within the Vernal community. U-Haul, recognized as one of the “Best for Vets 2020” top veteran-friendly employers by the Military Times, actively recruits veterans and gives them preference in the hiring process. Find careers at U-Haul at uhauljobs.com.

U-Haul Dealers Near Me Vernal continue to be available to serve DIY movers. U-Haul has partnered with independent dealers to provide rental equipment since 1945. In these tough times for small businesses, more than 21,000 dealers in the U.S. and Canada generate additional revenue through their U-Haul partnership. When customers rent from U-Haul dealers, they are directly supporting small businesses in their community. Since no financial investment is required, dealerships are not U-Haul franchises. They are simply small businesses that dedicate their field space to U-Haul equipment and their time to meet customer mobility needs. Learn more about how to partner with U-Haul at uhaul.com/dealer.

About U-HAUL

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the #1 choice of DIY movers, with a network of more than 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 to dispatch customers to their smartphones and our exclusive Live Verify technology. Our customer base has grown the U-Haul fleet to approximately 186,000 trucks, 128,000 trailers and 46,000 towing devices. U-Haul is the third largest self-storage operator in North America and offers 876,000 rental storage units and 75.1 million square feet of self-storage space in owned and managed facilities. U-Haul is the largest propane retailer in the United States and continues to be the largest installer of permanent 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 the 15 Healthiest Workplaces in America.


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