Speedway Motors, a manufacturer, retailer and distributor of automotive parts and racing products, announced recently its plans to open a 300,000-square-foot distribution center in Kearneysville, West Virginia.
“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,” said Clay Smith, president/owner of Speedway Motors. “The new location cuts shipping times for our customers on the East Coast helping us fulfill our promise of fast delivery.”
Speedway Motors started as a tiny parts shop, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Today, Speedway Motors offers more than 250,000 products for race, street, muscle and rod, employing more than 450 people.
“I’m so excited to welcome Speedway Motors to West Virginia and help them serve their global customer base from here,” said Gov. Justice. “West Virginia continues to show the world we are a great place do business and this innovative, unique, family-owned, manufacturing company is a wonderful addition to Jefferson County.”
They plan to begin hiring for the new facility in January and February. Positions will include human resources, warehouse and maintenance bringing more than 25 new jobs to Kearneysville.
“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 Almost Heaven.”
The company worked with the West Virginia Development Office and the Jefferson County Development Authority to make this new manufacturing and distribution operation a reality for the eastern panhandle.
“We are excited Speedway Motors has selected Jefferson County as their new parts distribution and manufacturing facility bringing new jobs to the area,” said Dennis Jarvis, executive director of the Jefferson County Development Authority. “Speedway Motors is family-owned operation committed to quality products and outstanding service.”