“We wanted the color of our new self-storage units to be maroon, to reflect the town’s school colors,” said Dirk Koopman, owner of Koopman Lumber, describing the company’s latest project, Northbridge Self Storage. “Then we realized that would also match the colors of the old brick mill buildings across the street.”
Dirk was referring to the former Whitin Machine Works complex of mills along the Mumford River. Northbridge Self Storage is at 22-25 Castle Hill Road in Whitinsville, fronting Douglas Road and facing the back of the mill buildings.
This isn’t the first self-storage facility the company has opened – there is one behind the Koopman Lumber store in Grafton as well.
Northbridge Self Storage officially opened June 17 with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.
All told, the facility has 60,000 square feet of storage space, comprising storage units from 5’ x 5’ up to 10’ x 30’, regular and climate controlled, and all secure and surveilled by video. Prices start at $55 per month. As a grand opening incentive, the first month is free.
Jasmine Berset is the onsite manager. Modern storage facility features have come a long way in the last few years, she says. Customers can use their phone or other device to check unit size and availability, reserve a unit, check their account, make a payment, and communicate with the office.
The self-storage units were constructed by Package Steel Systems, Inc., based in Sutton.
------------ Barbara Van Reed
Caption: Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce President Jeannie Hebert cuts the ribbon with Jasmine Berset, onsite manager, at the official opening of Northbridge Self Storage.