Convenience store chain Sheetz announced Wednesday that it will build a distribution and food manufacturing facility in Burlington and create 254 jobs by 2018.
The Pennsylvania company was awarded a state incentives package this morning worth nearly $2 million if it meets hiring and investment goals.
Sheetz plans to invest $32.8 million in the facility, which will support the company's growing number of stores in Virginia and North Carolina.
The company employs more than 14,500 employees and operates 429 stores in six states, including 46 in North Carolina. Most of its stores in North Carolina are concentrated in the Triangle and the Triad.
Sheetz also received incentives packages from the city of Burlington and Alamance County.
Burlington will provide infrastructure and transportation improvements on the vacant industrial site where the facility will be built.
Alamance is providing Sheetz a grant for $1.12 million to be paid in annual installments of $160,000 beginning in 2014 after the company has built the facility and hired at least 210 full-time employees.