Samet Corporation and Sheetz, Inc. have partnered on the construction of a 250,000 square-foot distribution and production facility in Burlington, NC. Sheetz recently selected Samet as the contractor in charge of construction management for the $32.8 M center that is a cornerstone of expansion plans for the convenience chain.

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, making a Southern point of distribution a necessity.

"The new distribution center is a big component in our future growth," says Ray Ryan, Executive Vice President, Distribution Services, 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."

Construction is set to begin in early July.

Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6 billion in revenue for 2012 and more than 15,000 employees. The company operates more than 440 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.