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Thompsons Garage in Millersburg, Ohio Adds U-Haul Rentals

MILLERSBURG, Ohio, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathleen and Franklin Thompson, owners of Thompson's Garage, located at 741 S. Washington St., recently added U?Haul truck and trailer rentals to the auto-repair business they have been operating since October 1, 2011.

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Families needing the finest in moving services now will have increased convenience and a shorter distance to travel when moving, which not only will make their move easier but also will have the positive effect of reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. U-Haul partnering with business owners across North America to increase convenience for customers while helping our environment is just one of the programs that support U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives.

Thompson's Garage can now offer its customers a variety of moving equipment and supplies designed specifically for moving household furnishings, including moving vans, open trailers, closed trailers, furniture pads, appliance dollies, furniture dollies, tow dollies and auto transports. Thompson's Garage also will offer sales items to protect their customers' belongings and make moving easier, such as heavy-duty boxes, which are made of up to 90 percent recycled content and are available in a variety of sizes.

"We added the U-Haul portion to our business to add versatility to our garage; it seemed like the perfect fit. We can install hitches for customers who need them to haul the trailers, and we can also know that the vehicles we rent are safe for the road," the Thompsons said. "The garage, helps both businesses...if customers have been to the garage for auto repairs, they see we offer U-Haul, and if they come in just to rent U-Haul equipment, they see we offer auto repair services."

"U-Haul is proud to be partnering with a quality independent business such as Thompson's Garage," exclaimed Alissa Nider, president, U-Haul Company of Akron. "Kathleen and Franklin are a great example of the type of successful business relationship U?Haul has established in order to build and maintain a strong network of more than 15,000 independent dealers across North America."

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For more information, or to rent your moving equipment today, call (330) 473-1004. Business hours of operation are: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sat. 8 a.m. - Noon.

About U-Haul
U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: "Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel-efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable. Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry which includes trucks, trailers and towing devices. U-Haul also offers storage throughout North America. The Company provides industry leading moving and storage boxes and an extended line of packing supplies to protect customer possessions. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard grills as one of the nation's largest retailers of propane.

Contact:
Joanne Fried
Kelie Hale
U-Haul Public Relations
(602) 263-6194
(602) 263-6772 fax

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