July 28, 2014
ENON — Speedway LLC (Speedway) has just announced plans for an expansion that will bring roughly 350 new jobs to the region.
The company, headquartered in Enon, plans to purchase a 55,572-square-foot office building in Springfield’s NextEdge Applied Research and Technology Park to house the expanded operations. Speedway also plans to make additional investments at its Enon headquarters, bringing the total investment for the three-year expansion plan to $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 (DDC) 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, a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, recently announced its intent to acquire Hess Retail Holdings, which will make Speedway the largest company-owned and operated convenience store chain in the U.S. by revenue and the second largest by number of stores.
“This expansion in Clark County is, in part, a result of that acquisition,” said Speedway President Tony Kenney. “Clark County was the best location for us to expand and add these jobs.”
“Having facilities in Enon and now in Springfield keeps our operations close together in a central location that is good for attracting talent,” Kenney continued. “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.”
Beyond bringing additional business to the area, the expansion showcases the collaborative economic development efforts that are becoming the norm for the state and the region.
“Speedway’s new jobs in Ohio prove that Ohio’s governor, legislature, and local communities are working smarter and more effectively than other states,” said State Senator Chris Widener. “We are proud to be the home of Marathon Petroleum and Speedway jobs here in Ohio.”
“This was a competitive project, and we are pleased that Speedway will remain an Ohio-based company while adding 350 jobs in Clark County,” said John Minor, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer. “We will continue to work closely with Speedway and the Dayton Development Coalition as the company moves forward with the expansion of its Enon facility.”
“Speedway has been the largest and most generous community and corporate partner helping to improve the quality of life in Greater Springfield,” added Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce President Mike McDorman. “We are excited they have chosen to continue to grow their headquarters in Clark County.”