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Sheetz to Build Distribution Center in Ohio

Placement opens chain to additional growth to the west
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Sheetz Inc. will construct a new $145 million facility in Findlay, Ohio, that will house additional food preparation and distribution functions as the convenience-store chain expands its footprint into new markets to the west. The project will create more than 700 jobs during 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 Sheetz President and CEO Travis 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. Findlay is located in the heart of this new growth area and will play a big role in the future of Sheetz.”

  • Sheetz is No. 12 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by company-owned store count.

With 685 stores, Sheetz’s primary footprint has long been in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. In the past year, however, Sheetz has announced its first store coming to Michigan, and outlined aggressive new-store growth for western Pennsylvania and Ohio.

“We are happy to have played a role in attracting this project and look forward to seeing the positive impact that Sheetz will have,” said Dan Sheaffer, executive director of Findlay∙Hancock County Economic Development. “The facility will bring more well-paying, quality jobs to the area by a family-owned company that is truly committed to community success.”

Local government also played an important part in attracting the company as demonstrated by Findlay City Council’s commitment to infrastructure related to the project. “The unanimous decision to support this project by City Council sends a strong signal that Findlay is proud of our business community and is willing to make investments to continue to set our community up as a premier place to do business,” said Mayor Christina Muryn. “We are thrilled to welcome Sheetz to our community.” 

Sheetz currently has two distributions in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Placement of a third distribution center in Ohio would appear to give Sheetz proximity for expansion into Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois, among other states.

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