Sheetz and Samet Corp. have partnered on the construction of a 250,000-s.f. distribution and production facility in Burlington, N.C. Sheetz recently selected Samet as the contractor in charge of construction management for the $32.8 million center that is a cornerstone of expansion plans for the Altoona, Pa.-based convenience restaurant chain.
“We’re looking forward to partnering with Sheetz in the development of this great project,” says Arthur Samet, president and CEO of Samet Corp. “It’s great to be working with a successful business like Sheetz and we’re very excited to have the opportunity to build them a top-notch facility.”
The 44-acre site will include a Sheetz Bros. Kitchen bakery, distribution and warehousing center for the Sheetz distribution fleet, along with serving as a main terminal for CLI Transport, Sheetz’ dedicated fuel carrier. Sheetz currently has 442 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.
“The new distribution center is a big component in our future growth,” says Ray Ryan, EVP of distribution services at Sheetz. “We are confident that this project is in the best hands with Samet leading the way. Their reputation as a best-in-class firm made the choice to work with them very easy.”
This construction endeavor will not only benefit Sheetz, but also will serve to stimulate the local economy by adding an estimated 254 jobs by the end of 2018. Compensation will vary by job function, but the average annual payroll will be more than $7.4 million plus benefits, according to a news release.
“The Burlington area has already provided us with an exceptional workforce,” says Ryan. “Our team at Sheetz’ main distribution center in Pennsylvania is excited to develop this new branch of the company that will only strengthen our promise to deliver the best customer service in the industry.”
“Samet is thrilled to be partnered with Sheetz on this premier project in the city of Burlington,” says Rick Davenport, president of construction at Samet Corp. “We view ourselves as part of the fabric of Alamance County, and have constructed many successful projects in the city of Burlington. We have the utmost respect for Sheetz, the city of Burlington and Alamance County, and the Samet team looks forward to doing our part to help Sheetz become a prosperous and valued part of our community. It will be a great project, and we are delighted to be able to continue to stimulate our local economy through the use of many area subcontractors.”
Construction is set to begin in early July at 1737 Whites Kennel Rd.