Altoona, Pa. -- Sheetz Convenience Restaurants said it broke ground Thursday on a new distribution and production center in Burlington, N.C.
The 44-acre site will include a Sheetz Bros. kitchen bakery, distribution and warehousing center for the Sheetz distribution fleet, and also will provide space for various other corporate support departments.
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.
"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," said Ray Ryan, executive VP distribution services, Sheetz.
Samet Corp. will oversee management of the $32.8 million construction project.