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Clarke's Portable Toilets in Ellsworth, Maine Adds U-Haul Rentals

ELLSWORTH, Maine, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason Clarke, owner of Clarke's Portable Toilets, located at 1217 Bangor Rd., recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the portable toilet business he has been operating since 2010.

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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.

Clarke's Portable Toilets 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. Clarke's Portable Toilets 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.

"Having a prime location along Route 1-A in Ellsworth, I was looking for a great way to offer another valuable service to the local community," Clarke said. "Once I spoke with people from U-Haul and learned about their rental opportunities, and the manner in which they do business, I knew that I wanted to combine with them to offer this service."

"U-Haul is proud to be partnering with a quality independent business such as Clarke's Portable Toilets," exclaimed Jon Hynes, president, U-Haul Company of New Hampshire & Maine. "Jason is 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."

For more information, or to rent your moving equipment today, call 207-812-9021. Business hours of operation are: Mon. – Fri. 6 a.m.5 p.m. and Sat. 7 a.m. – Noon.

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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.

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Kelie Budd-Hale
U-Haul Public Relations
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