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U-Haul converts former Tyson Plant to self-storage in Buffalo, NY
It will be the operator’s largest storage facility in the region

June 20, 2017: Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc., which manages over 1,300 self-storage locations across North America, is converting a former Tyson cold-storage and meat-processing plant in Buffalo, N.Y., to self-storage. 

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Larkin District at 665 Perry St. opened with a temporary showroom on April 19, according to a company press release. The site offers moving and packing supplies, trailer and truck rentals, towing equipment, bike racks, and U-Box portable-storage containers. Professional hitch installation will be offered soon.

Renovations are underway to add more than 1,200 indoor and outdoor self-storage units to the property, which includes an existing 165,181-square-foot building. The facility will feature access-controlled entry, an interior loading bay and climate control. The units are expected to be available by the end of summer, the release stated.

U-Haul plans to hire 20 or more employees once the facility is fully operational, said Todd Schnitzer, president of the U-Haul Co. of Western New York and a local resident. "With the revitalization going on downtown, we wanted to give people the opportunity for convenience. The conversion of existing buildings into mixed-use and residential property downtown is growing, and people are moving back into the area."