Speedway Motors, a manufacturer, retailer, and distributor of high-quality automotive parts and racing products, plans to open a distribution center in Jefferson County, bringing 25 new jobs to West Virginia.
"I'm so excited to welcome Speedway Motors to West Virginia and help them serve their global customer base from right here in Almost Heaven," Gov. Jim Justice said. "West Virginia continues to show the world we are a great place to do business and this innovative, unique, family-owned manufacturing company has found the perfect home."
Speedway Motors will located its new facility in a 300,000-square-foot building in the Burr Business Park in Kearneysville. The company started as a tiny parts shop in Lincoln, Nebraska. Today, Speedway Motors offers more than 250,000 products for race, street, muscle, and rod cars, and employs more than 450 people.
"I personally want to thank all of our new friends in West Virginia," said Clay Smith, president/owner of Speedway Motors. "West Virginia, to us, already feels like home, where - together - we can just get this done. We love your attitude and we're glad to be in the Mountain State."
"Since 1952, Speedway Motors has been committed to providing a broad selection of high-quality, affordable automotive parts delivered quickly, efficiently, and without any hassles," Smith said. "This new West Virginia location will cut shipping times for our customers on the East Coast, helping us fulfill our promise of fast delivery."
The company worked with the West Virginia Development Office and the Jefferson County Development Authority to make the new manufacturing and distribution operation a reality for the Eastern Panhandle. "West Virginia is uniquely positioned to help companies like Speedway Motors that are committed to customer service and serving their customer base efficiently," said West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Ed Gaunch. "We are delighted to welcome them to West Virginia."
"We are excited Speedway Motors has selected Jefferson County as its new parts distribution and manufacturing facility, bringing new jobs to the area," said Dennis Jarvis II, executive director of the Jefferson County Development Authority. "Speedway Motors is a family-owned operation committed to quality products and outstanding service."
Speedway Motors plans to begin hiring for the new distribution facility in January and February. Positions will include human resources, warehouse, and maintenance positions. For more information about Speedway Motors and career opportunities with the company, visit https://www.speedwaymotors.com