Sheetz to open distribution center in Burlington, creating 254 jobs

Posted on: 7:04 am, September 5, 2012, by , updated on: 11:52am, September 5, 2012

Sheetz generic file (WGHP File Photo)

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Sheetz announced Wednesday it will open its new manufacturing and distribution center in Burlington, creating 254 jobs and investing nearly $33 million in the local economy.

Incentives requested by the popular convenience store chain were approved Tuesday night by Burlington city council members, who agreed to more than $1 million and an infrastructure package, and Alamance County commissioners, who agreed to an additional $1.1 million.  The company is also receiving up to $800,000 from the state’s One North Carolina Fund.

The new Sheetz Distribution Services center will be constructed on White Kennel Road and is expected to serve the chain’s southern locations.

It will be completed by the end of 2018, according to Gov. Bev Perdue.

“Companies like Sheetz recognize that North Carolina is a great place to thrive because of our top-notch business climate, well-trained workforce, and a strong logistics network that fits the company’s needs,” Perdue said.  “We’re going to keep leveraging North Carolina’s tremendous assets as we continue our focus on job expansion.”

Compensation will vary by job function, but the average annual payroll will be more than $7.4 million plus benefits, Perdue’s office announced.

Currently, the chain’s only distribution center is in Pennsylvania.  The company operates more than 425 locations across six states, including N.C., Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio.

While the distribution center will not be complete until 2018, information about job opportunities can be found at Sheetz.com.