Samet Corporation and Sheetz, Inc. partnered on the construction of a 250,000 square-foot distribution and production facility in Burlington, North Carolina, a project estimated to create 254 jobs by the end of 2018. Sheetz recently selected Samet as the contractor in charge of construction management for the $32.8 million center that the firm said is a cornerstone of its expansion plans for the Convenience Restaurant Chain.
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."
"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."
"We're looking forward to partnering with Sheetz in the development of this great project," said Arthur Samet President and 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."