LAKE CHARLES, La., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Northern Louisiana recently announced that it has expanded the U-Haul network of self-storage locations with its purchase of Lafitte Self Storage facility located at 4860 Opelousas Street in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The new addition will be operated by U-Haul Moving and Storage at Hwy 14 and features 1 single-story self-storage building offering 257 storage rooms, with more than 26,900 square feet of net rentable self-storage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b) The new U-Haul Moving & Storage at Hwy 14 II features indoor, climate-controlled self-storage with certified forklift operators to help with pallets and large shipments. The facility will showcase electronically controlled access, your lock/your key, FREE online account management and no deposit or administration fees. Extended and 24-hour access to your storage room and package signing and receiving are just a few of the additional services to be offered at this location. Customers who rent a U-Haul moving van or trailer for a one-way move can receive one month of free self-storage before or after their move. Customers can rent self-storage from U-Haul owned storage facilities across the United States and Canada by calling their neighborhood U-Haul center, visiting uhaul.com or contacting the U-Haul national reservation system, at 1-800-GO-UHAUL. 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.