The gas station/convenience store RaceTrac held a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate its expansion into Tennessee April 23. RaceTrac’s leadership team marked the company’s first move to a new market in more than 15 years by inviting elected officials, residents and other community partners to the site of a future RaceTrac store, located at 1596 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
During the event, Natalie Morhous, RaceTrac’s President, announced plans to open seven Tennessee store locations this year, with the first scheduled to open this fall. Growth will continue with several additional stores planned in 2020. Overall, RaceTrac is planning to open up to 50 stores by 2023 throughout Middle Tennessee, including locations in Smyrna, Murfreesboro, Clarksville, Hendersonville, Gallatin and Spring Hill. Each new store location will offer local residents all they need to refuel and recharge, including tasty, on-the-go food and beverage favorites, conveniently located stores, competitively-priced fuel and professional, friendly people.
“We are grateful to the city of Murfreesboro for hosting today’s groundbreaking celebration,” said Morhous. “RaceTrac proudly operates under the mission of making people’s lives simpler and more enjoyable, and we are looking forward to delivering on that mission by providing great guest service and an affordable, enjoyable one-stop shop for the residents of Tennessee. We can’t wait to continue the celebration of our expansion into this great state with grand openings planned for later this year.”
Altogether, RaceTrac’s commitment of up to 50 stores by 2023 will bring more than 1,000 jobs that will provide long-term employment opportunities for residents and contribute to economic development in the Middle Tennessee region. The construction of each store also creates local opportunities with around 90 trade jobs employed by local general contractors, plumbers, carpenters and landscapers.
The future RaceTrac store, located at 1596 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro, will open in fall 2019. Employment opportunities in the new Middle Tennessee stores will become available in the fall of this year. Job seekers can receive more information about open positions in their area by visiting RaceTrac’s Recruitment Website.