Speedway Motors, a manufacturer, retailer, and distributor of high-quality automotive parts and racing products, plans to open a new distribution center in Kearneysville, West Virginia. The project is expected to create 25 new jobs.
“I personally want to thank all of our new friends in West Virginia,” said Clay Smith, President and Owner of Speedway Motors. “You’re absolutely right, Governor, West Virginia is very business-friendly and I’d like to thank you for your kind words, and also to the entire West Virginia Legislature for creating such a business-friendly environment. West Virginia, to us, already feels like home, where – together – we can just get this done. We love your attitude and we’re glad to be in the Mountain State.”
According to state officials the company worked with the West Virginia Development Office and the Jefferson County Development Authority to make this new manufacturing and distribution operation a reality for the Eastern Panhandle.
“I’m so excited to welcome Speedway Motors to West Virginia and help them serve their global customer base from right here in Almost Heaven,” Governor Jim Justice said. “West Virginia continues to show the world we are a great place to do business and this innovative, unique, family-owned manufacturing company has found the perfect home.”
Speedway Motors started as a tiny parts shop in Lincoln, Nebraska. Today, Speedway Motors offers more than 250,000 products for race, street, muscle, and rod cars, and employs more than 450 people.