Sheetz’s expansion plans for North Carolina include opening a large distribution facility by 2014 to serve its increasing collection of convenience stores.
The Pennsylvania chain will begin looking for a location during the next six months, in a place that makes it easy to reach the Triangle and Triad, where most of its stores in this state are concentrated, CEO Stan Sheetz said in a phone interview today.
Sheetz will either buy an existing building, or build new, with at least 200,000 square feet to hold a distribution center, office facility and bakery.
The company expects to seek local or state incentives to help pay for the project, which will create about 200 jobs.
“You’d be crazy not to,” he added. “It’s a positive thing for North Carolina.”