An Iowa-based convenience store chain is planning to build a distribution center in Indiana. Casey’s General Stores already has a distribution center in Ankeny, where the company is headquartered. Construction on a 38,000-square foot addition to that building was just recently launched. Officials announced Tuesday that another 250,000 square foot distribution center will be built in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Construction on the $30 million facility will begin in November and will take up a year-and-a-half to complete. It will employ more than 150 people. In a statement, Casey’s CEO Robert Myers said Terre Haute is the “most strategic location” to help the company expand further south and east. Casey’s is the 10th largest convenience store chain in the U.S. with nearly 1,800 stores, mostly in the Midwest.
There are nearly 500 Casey’s stores across Iowa.