SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Speedway is expanding, adding 350 new jobs to Clark County.
The Enon-based company says it is buying an office building in Springfield’s NextEdge Applied Research and Technology Park. The company will expand into a nearly 56,000 square foot facility.
Speedway also plans to make further investment into its Enon headquarters. The total investment for the three year expansion plan is $9.1 million.
“This is a major win for Clark County, for the Dayton region, and for the state of Ohio as a whole,” said Dayton Development Coalition President and CEO Jeff Hoagland. “As a regional affiliate of JobsOhio, and as a champion for continued growth in the region, the Dayton Development Coalition is certainly pleased to see 350 new jobs for Clark County. Furthermore, we believe this expansion signals a continued confidence in the region as a premier place to live and do business.”
Speedway President Tony Kenney says the company’s acquisition of Hess Retail Holdings is responsible for the expansion.
“Clark County was the best location for us to expand and add these jobs.” Kenney said. “Having facilities in Enon and now in Springfield keeps our operations close together in a central location that is good for attracting talent. The community’s affordability, quality of life, great schools and health care system make it an ideal location for our future growth and, more importantly, for our employees who will be working and living here.”
The Hess acquisition makes Speedway the largest company-owned and operated convenience store chain the United States by revenue. It is the second largest by number of stores.