ALTOONA, Pa., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, cut the ceremonial red ribbon on November 12, 2014 at 11:30 am to officially open the Burlington Distribution Center. Sheetz employees, family, community leaders, dignitaries and Governor Pat McCrory were in attendance for this ceremonial event at 1713 Whites Kennel Road.
The 32.8 million dollar facility will contain a Sheetz Bros kitchen, distribution and warehousing center for the Sheetz distribution fleet. There will also be space for various corporate support departments. Samet Construction constructed the 250,000 square foot distribution center.
The event was kicked-off with welcoming remarks from CEO, Joe Sheetz, Frank Scott, Director of Operations at the Burlington facility, Raymond Ryan, Executive Vice President Distribution Center and Governor Pat McCrory, followed by the official ribbon cutting, lunch reception and tours of the facility.
"We are pleased to call Burlington home to our Distribution Center. Burlington and the surrounding communities have embraced Sheetz and we are honored to be a part of this community," said CEO, Joe Sheetz. "We were strategic with picking this location because of the convenient access to highway and work force; it will allow us to provide the freshest and best quality products to our friends in the south. Sheetz's focus is to grow our food and beverage business and this facility is necessary to accomplish this goal."
Ground broke on the 40 acre site last July, training began in October and the first shipment is scheduled to go out on December 9th. This state of the art distribution center will provide a healthy and safe work atmosphere where employees can work and collaborate. The Burlington distribution center will serve Sheetz locations in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
"The future of Sheetz's business is on food and beverage, a location like Burlington will help serve the southern region more efficiently. This facility will enable us to better serve our customers and to continue to expand our offerings in our stores in North Carolina, southern West Virginia and southern Virginia. The state of the art distribution center has created over 250 new jobs in North Carolina and has provided an economic boost to the community," said Sheetz.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, with more than $6.6 billion in revenue for 2013 and more than 15,500 employees. The company operates more than 482 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 orderpoint terminals. Sheetz currently ranks #87 on Fortune® Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and on the Best Places to Work list in Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia and has been on that list in Pennsylvania for 12 consecutive years. All Sheetz convenience restaurants are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.
SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.