Burlington to become home for new distribution center for Sheetz Inc.

October 3, 2012 by  

Sheetz, Inc., a provider of convenience restaurants from North Carolina to Ohio, announced last month that it will be building a new distribution and food production center in Burlington, North Carolina at a cost of $32.8 million. The company is no doubt using poster printing and flyer printing to make this announcement to the people of Burlington, as the center is expected to create 254 new jobs in the area.

According to President and CEO of Sheetz Inc., Stan Sheetz, the new center will be critical to the company’s plan to expand its convenience restaurants in Virginia and North Carolina. The area around Burlington, he added, has an excellent transportation network for distribution of the company’s products and a workforce that is highly skilled and motivated. The company has also received a great deal of support from the City of Burlington, Alamance County, and the North Carolina Department of Commerce, so as to make the city stand out from the other cities in the state that were under consideration.

There will be 245,000 square feet of space in the new center and it will produce various bakery items and items that are ready-to-eat, such as salads and sandwiches that will be delivered to the company’s fresh on a daily basis.

Construction on the new facility is expected to take place in June 2013, with the completion date set for December 2014. Payroll alone for the center is expected to be $7.4 million on an annual basis.