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    Pilot Flying J Expands Footprint

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Pilot Flying J is growing its portfolio of travel plazas, adding new locations in Charleston, Mo., and Percival, Iowa.

    The Flying J Travel Plaza in Charleston, Mo., is located at 2460 East U.S. Highway 60, off of exit 12 on Interstate 57. The travel stop provides 96 local jobs and features nine diesel lanes and eight gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling; a Huddle House and Cinnabon; expanded food offerings including pizza, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs; premium coffee and cappuccino selections; and general merchandise.

    "We hope Charleston-area residents will enjoy the convenience and amenities of our new Flying J Travel Plaza," said Jimmy Haslam, current CEO of Pilot Flying J who will move into the chairman role soon. "We're proud that our new travel plaza will serve this community through products and services, as well as contribute to the local economy. And we'll fill the needs of professional drivers carrying goods to communities across North America."

    Meanwhile, the Pilot Travel Center in Percival, Iowa, is located at 2495 210th Ave., off Interstate 29 at exit 10. The travel center provides 50 local jobs and features seven diesel lanes and six gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling; a Subway restaurant; expanded food offerings; premium coffee and cappuccino selections; and general merchandise.

    The new Charleston facility is Pilot Flying J's 20th in Missouri and the new Percival site is the company's 15th in Iowa. Overall, Pilot Flying J now has 649 locations in North America. Both new sites honor the retailer's MyRewards loyalty card program, through which members can earn in-store retail and restaurant discounts.

     

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