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U-Haul announces the acquisition of 2 self-storage facilities in Metairie, LA
The properties been renamed as U-Haul Storage of Metairie at Airline Hwy and U-Haul Moving & Storage of Metairie at Central Ave

September 6, 2016: Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc., which operates over 1,200 self-storage locations across North America, has recently acquired two Central Storage facilities in Metairie, La. 

With a combined 814 units, they serve the communities of Harahan, Jefferson, Metairie and New Orleans, La.

The Airline Highway facility will be operated remotely by the other property and offer 24-hour access. U-Haul is hiring staff for the Central Avenue facility and plans to employ at least 12 people between the two properties. In addition to self-storage, the facilities offer moving and packing supplies, and truck and cargo-van rentals. Reports:
"[The Airline Highway] location was already a self-storage facility and a U-Haul neighborhood dealer, so it's a perfect fit," said Pat Allen, president of the U-Haul Co. of Southern Louisiana. "We have been able to offer management and direction so that we can successfully serve our customers."

The acquisition of both properties was driven by U-Haul’s corporate sustainability initiatives, which support infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint, according to a company press release.