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RICHMOND, Va. -- Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS)", one of the largest consortiums of ExxonMobil retailers in the United States, moved into a new Business Support Center here. The 22,000-square-foot facility consolidates the company's four former headquarters locations into a single operations hub.
The center features modern stone and glass architecture accented by vintage gas pumps -- a reflection of the company's strong heritage in the fuel business. In addition, the new offices include training facilities, a full food and beverage zone, a test kitchen for new food concepts, a technology lab for pre-testing field-service systems, an exercise room and an area for staff relaxation and comfort.
"We deliberately have brought together our diverse operations into a single Business Support Center to gain synergies and efficiencies between our people and systems. By naming this location the 'Business Support Center,' we have reinforced our key priority: to support our people in the field. This is the focus of our energies every day," MACS President and COO Jim Summers said in a statement released today. "Our new Business Support Center includes the best-in-class features for running our business and accommodating our future growth plans. Since we have located here, the energy of our team is truly palpable."
The official grand opening of the new Business Support Center is expected in late March.
Initially formed in mid-2010, MACS was created by Catterton Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm in North America, to acquire convenience stores in the highly fragmented convenience store industry. In June 2010, MACS acquired a majority interest in Uppy's Convenience Stores Inc., and 170 convenience stores/fuel stations from ExxonMobil. Today, MACS is comprised of approximately 300 company-owned and dealer retail locations throughout Maryland and Virginia, in addition to its wholesale fuel distribution network.