|CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that convenience store chain Sheetz Inc. will build a $2 million distribution truck transfer station at Burr Industrial Park in Kearneysville.|
When completed, the truck transfer station will employ 34 workers. That number includes the creation of 30 new jobs, primarily for truck drivers and delivery assistants. Interviews will begin in the summer of 2021 for positions starting in early 2022.
“Any day when we’re able to announce dozens of great new jobs and millions of dollars of investment coming into West Virginia is a great day,” Gov. Justice said. “For years now, Sheetz has been a wonderful partner. We’ve been happy to see them grow all across our state, and the addition of this new truck transfer station is yet another exciting example of how Sheetz and West Virginia are moving forward together with all kinds of momentum.”
This transportation depot will become just the second such facility in the company’s operations and will support Sheetz’s two distribution centers, located in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
“To the great people at Sheetz, as a business guy myself, I know what kind of commitment you’re making to our state, and I want you to know just how much West Virginia truly appreciates you,” Gov. Justice continued. “We want you to be so profitable it’s unbelievable, because your success is our success.”
The $2 million investment includes 5.5 acres in the industrial park, construction of a 1,900-square-foot building, and designated parking area for tractor/trailers hauling grocery and retail items.
The project was announced in a virtual ceremony today that included remarks from Sheetz Inc. President and COO Travis Sheetz, West Virginia Department of Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch, West Virginia Development Office Director Mitch Carmichael, West Virginia State Delegate Paul Espinosa, and Jefferson County Development Authority Director Dennis Jarvis. West Virginia State Senator Patricia Rucker also joined the ceremony virtually.
“West Virginia is a great place to operate a business, without question,” Sheetz said. “It's a great employee base for us...it has that advantage of being close to the action – close enough for us to have those efficiencies in delivery – but it's kind of out on its own a little bit, it's easy to get in and out. That's what we like and that's certainly what our drivers like.”