Raleigh, NC-- Get use to seeing red. That's because hundreds of jobs are coming to North Carolina thanks to a company whose main color is red.
Tuesday, Gov. Bev Perdue announced that Sheetz Inc. has chosen Burlington, NC for a company distribution and food manufacturing facility.
According to a news release from the Governor's Office, Sheetz will create 254 jobs by the end of 2018, and invest more than $32.8 million in the Alamance County facility.
"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," said Gov. Perdue. "We're going to keep leveraging North Carolina's tremendous assets as we continue our focus on job expansion."
The Burlington facility, operating as Sheetz Distribution Services, will support the company's growing retail base in Virginia and North Carolina. Sheetz continues to transform its business model from a traditional gas station/convenience store concept to include offering "kicked-up convenience" such as baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches and salads, and other restaurant items.
To help facilitate this new operation, the company has been awarded a grant of up to $800,000 from the state's One North Carolina Fund. This fund assists the state in industry recruitment and expansion by providing financial assistance through local governments to attract business projects deemed by the governor to be vital to a healthy and growing state economy. One North Carolina Fund grants require a local match, and this grant is contingent upon approval of local incentives.
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