By Dan O'Brien
TOWNSEND -- The owner of a Brockton-based moving and storage company recently acquired a 39,000-square-foot warehouse building at 35 Scales Lane for $650,000.
Everett Murray, owner of Triple M. Moving & Storage Inc., was represented by Bret O'Brien of Greater Boston Commercial Properties.
"Our business has expanded, and we need to be within a reasonable distance of all our clients," said Murray in a phone interview.
The seller of the Townsend property was Merrimack County (N.H.) Savings Bank, which acquired it through foreclosure about a year ago.
Founded in 1999, Triple M. provides residential and commercial moving and packing, as well as storage services.
Murray said 35 Scales Lane will serve two purposes. Half of the building will be used for people who wish to lease space for personal storage, and the other half will be used to store property obtained from eviction-related matters. In the latter case, Murray said he said he keeps the items for six months, and if payments are not satisfied in that time, the items are then advertised for sale.
Triple M. also also has a storage facility it leases at 63 Middlesex St. in Chelmsford, Murray said.
Built in 1976, the Scales Lane property in Townsend was previously occupied by JCA Inc., a maker of needlecraft kits and knitting yarns.
It includes three loading docks, 11,000 square feet of office space, 8,000 square feet of
35 Scales Lane is assessed at $1,323,800, according to Townsend assessor records.
Murray said he expects to commence his Townsend operations in about three weeks.