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Storing a new local business good for RM
Total Storage opens its doors in Headingley
Shawn Hebert says Headingley is enjoying tremendous growth and he’s hoping his new business will grow with it.
Hebert is the owner of Total Storage, located at 21 Blumberg Trail near the Flying J Truck Stop on Highway 1.
The 27,000-sq. ft. self-storage facility opened earlier this spring and offers 161 climate and non-climate controlled storage units.
"I think Headingley is a growing area and we are excited to be in the area and there are a lot of new housing and commercial developments that our business will support and compliment," Hebert said.
Hebert, a real estate agent, said his new business will be a good resource for homeowners in the region.
"Once the community starts to use self-storage more by storing household goods and de-cluttering, I think they will see the advantage of having us close by in the community," he said.
"Also, self-proprietors and home-based businesses can use self-storage as a tax write-off and allow for the storage of seasonal goods."
Total Storage already has some company in the Headingley self-storage market. Storage Solutions Self Storage has been operating on Caron Road for several years. Hebert said he thinks a little competition will be a good thing for the community.
Headingley economic development officer Dave White said the arrival of a new business such as Total Storage is good for the community.
"We’ve been working with the owner for sometime now to find him a home in Headingley," he said. "He has worked really hard to meet all the requirements and he is running a state of the art business now. We are very pleased to welcome into the community."
Hebert emphasized that his storage company is 100% Canadian-owned and that all of the contractors and building materials used in the construction of the facility were from Manitoba.
"We specifically used local builders, Crane Steel, which uses Canadian products, and we had all local hands building the facility," he said.
"It was important to us as part of our story because we want to live and do business in Headingley and we want to do well here as members of the community."
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