In a press release, Sheetz announced its plans to construct a new $145 million facility in Findlay, Ohio, that will house additional food preparation and distribution functions as the company expands into new markets. The project will bring more than 700 jobs to the area over the course of five years. The company has been working closely with Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development, the Regional Growth Partnership and JobsOhio on this project.
“Sheetz is thankful for the cooperation and support of all the local, county and state leaders who have helped make this project possible,” said Travis Sheetz, president and chief executive officer of Sheetz. “We’re excited to bring new opportunities to the area as we continue to expand throughout the state of Ohio and into Michigan in 2025.”
In April of 2022, Sheetz announced its plans to build over 20 stores in the Dayton, Ohio, area over the next five years. In November of last year, the convenience store retailer also announced its plans to open its first Michigan store in Detroit in 2025. CEO Travis Sheetz said that the company would like to have a “major presence in the entire Detroit metro area” and eventually open 75 stores in the state.
When completed, the distribution facility will directly support Sheetz’s expansion into Ohio and Michigan.
The community is excited to see the growth in the community that the new Sheetz facility will bring. Dan Sheaffer, executive director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development, said “The facility will bring more well-paying, quality jobs to the area by a family-owned company that is truly committed to community success.” While Mayor Christina Muryn said “we are thrilled to welcome Sheetz to the community.”
In May, the company opened a new office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that will serve as a hub for new innovations and technology department. This office expansion is intended to allow Sheetz to further develop, test and implement transformative products and services. Read more about the Sheetz Innovation Hub here.