ALTOONA, Pa., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz announced today its continued commitment to sustainability. The company will host an Earth Day Celebration at their Distribution Center located in Claysburg, PA, on April 22 to give employees an opportunity to learn about healthier lifestyle choices for both themselves and the environment.
Several local environmental and health organizations, including Canoe Creek State Park, Rails to Trails, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and the Blair County Conservation District will attend the event to discuss ways in which employees can learn about energy efficiency and conservation, nature, health and well-being. Sheetz family members and the Sheetz Executive Committee will also plant a tree on the Claysburg campus to show the company's commitment to becoming more environmentally-friendly.
"We are known for our commitment to our customers, our employees and the communities in which we operate," said President and CEO Joe Sheetz. "Our Earth Day celebration is just another way in which we can organize an educational event to show our concern for the environment and our employees."
Sheetz takes significant steps to reduce its impact on the environment. The company incorporates energy- and water- efficiencies into the construction of each new Sheetz store and rebuild, invests in alternative energy infrastructures, donates surplus food to local food banks to help those in need and partners with Keep PA Beautiful to remove litter from Pennsylvania's roadways, greenways, parks, forests and waterways.
Sheetz Convenience Stores strive to give customers what they want, how they want and when they want it. All stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offer fresh food such as Made To Order (MTO®) subs, sandwiches, burgers, premium salads, appetizers, breakfast sandwiches and more. They also feature MTGo!® ready to eat foods and Shweetz® Bakery lines of donuts and muffins, along with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar where customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas - hot, frozen or iced. The company operates more than 489 locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia and remains on that list in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com, follow Sheetz on twitter (@sheetz), on facebook(www.facebook.com/sheetz) and on instagram (instagram.com/Sheetz).