Sheetz Convenience Restaurants started construction on a $32.8 million, 250,000 square foot, distribution and production center on Whites Kennel Road in Burlington, North Carolina, in a project that will create an estimated 254 jobs by the end of 2018.
The 44-acre site will include a Sheetz Bros. kitchen bakery, distribution and warehousing center for the Sheetz distribution fleet. It will also will provide space for various other corporate support departments serving the locations throughout our southern region. Sheetz currently has 450 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.
"This is a very exciting time for everyone at our company. This project has gone through several phases of planning and development and now it's coming to life," says Ray Ryan, Executive Vice President, Distribution Services, Sheetz. "We are eager to open, not only to strengthen our ability to deliver on the promise of exceptional customer service, but also to become a greater part of the City of Burlington and Alamance County communities."
"The Burlington area has already provided us with an exceptional workforce," adds Ryan. "We are also very proud that those employees voted for Sheetz as the third Best Place to Work in North Carolina. It's really an honor to know that they love coming to work every day."