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Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores Forecasts Job Creation and Growth at Grand Opening

The company's new Richmond location will serve as an epicenter for future growth throughout Maryland and Virginia.
April 1, 2011

RICHMOND, Va. - With more than 120 community leaders in attendance, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), the largest U.S. ExxonMobil fuel distributor, held the official grand opening of its new Business Support Center in Richmond on Tuesday, with presentations focused on the company��s growth plans and new jobs in the region.

From the left, Steven Uphoff, Jim Summers, Mayor Jones, Art Warren and Dan Gecker perform the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the official grand opening of the Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) new business support center in Richmond on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Jessica Dodds)

"Our company is committed to aggressive expansion, and we believe Richmond is the perfect epicenter for us as we grow throughout Virginia and Maryland," said Jim Summers, president and COO of MACS. "We are incredibly pleased with the support we have received from the area��s thriving business community."

According to Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, economic development efforts have proven fruitful, as evidenced by MACS�� decision to relocate the $1 billion company and consolidate four former headquarters locations to one business support center in the city.

The event highlighted the new state-of-the-art facility and included speeches from Chesterfield Board of Supervisors Chairman Art Warren, Mayor Jones, Jim Summers and Steve Uphoff, the founder of the Uppy��s convenience store chain. Children��s Miracle Network also presented a plaque to MACS in appreciation of the $20,000 raised last year. In a surprise announcement, MACS presented a check for $1,000 to Children��s Miracle Network to reinforce the company��s on-going commitment to continue supporting their cause this year.

The evening��s festivities also honored Linda Uphoff, wife of Steve Uphoff and co-founder of Uppy��s, by dedicating the facility��s new training center in honor of her work. "Steve and I are honored to be a part of this community," Uphoff said, "and are grateful for the recognition that MACS has given to us by dedication of the wonderful new training center."