ALTOONA, Pa., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Samet Corporation and Sheetz®, Inc. have partnered on the construction of a 250,000 square-foot distribution and production facility in Burlington, NC. Sheetz recently selected Samet as the contractor in charge of construction management for the $32.8 M center that is a cornerstone of expansion plans for the Convenience Restaurant Chain.
"We're looking forward to partnering with Sheetz in the development of this great project," said Arthur Samet President & CEO of Samet Corporation. "It's great to be working with a successful business like Sheetz and we're very excited to have the opportunity to build them a top-notch facility."
The 44-acre site will include a Sheetz Bros. Kitchen bakery, distribution and warehousing center for the Sheetz distribution fleet, along with serving as a main terminal for CLI Transport, Sheetz' dedicated fuel carrier. Sheetz currently has 442 locations, 56 of which are in North Carolina. The company has plans to open at least a dozen more in the state over the next few years, making a Southern point of distribution a necessity.
"The new distribution center is a big component in our future growth," says Ray Ryan, Executive Vice President, Distribution Services, Sheetz. "We are confident that this project is in the best hands with Samet leading the way. Their reputation as a 'best in class' firm made the choice to work with them very easy."
This massive construction endeavor will not only benefit Sheetz, but will also serve to stimulate the local economy adding an estimated 254 Jobs by the end of 2018. Compensation will vary by job function, but the average annual payroll will be over $7.4 million plus benefits.
"The Burlington area has already provided us with an exceptional workforce," adds Ryan. "Our team at Sheetz' main distribution center in Pennsylvania is excited to develop this new branch of the company that will only strengthen our promise to deliver the best customer service in the industry."
"Samet is thrilled to be partnered with Sheetz® on this premier project in the City of Burlington," said Rick Davenport, President of Construction at Samet Corporation. "We view ourselves as part of the fabric of Alamance County, and have constructed many successful projects in the City of Burlington. We have the utmost respect for Sheetz, the City of Burlington and Alamance County, and the Samet team looks forward to doing our part to help Sheetz become a prosperous and valued part of our community. It will be a great project, and we are delighted to be able to continue to stimulate our local economy through the use of many area subcontractors."
Construction is set to begin in early July at 1737 Whites Kennel Rd., Burlington, NC.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6 billion in revenue for 2012 and more than 15,000 employees. The company operates more than 440 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania for eleven consecutive years. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.
About Samet Corporation:
Founded as a commercial construction company by Norman Samet in 1961, Samet Corporation quickly became known for its unwavering commitment to client satisfaction and high ethical standards. As a premier contractor and developer, Samet Corporation provides the experience, resources and structured processes of a large firm combined with the responsiveness, management accessibility and personalized service of a family-owned business. For more information, visit www.sametcorp.com.
SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.