Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores opens new business support center in Richmond
- March 30, 2011
Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) has consolidated four former headquarters locations into a Business Support Center in Richmond. During an open house on Tuesday, local officials toured the MACS’ new home in the Boulders Office Park and learned about the company’s mission.
MACS operates convenience stores in Maryland and Virginia with a network of about 300 company-owned and dealer locations. It is the largest ExxonMobil fuel marketer in the U.S.
Jim Summers, president and COO of MACS, termed the consolidation a “strategic decision to deliberately concentrate our energies on our field operations as we pursue our plan for tremendous growth.”
The building houses 62 workers on-site who support the company’s more than 800 employees throughout Virginia and Maryland. It also provides space for a modern test kitchen for the development of new food concepts and a technology lab for pretesting field-service systems.
MACS dedicated its new training center in honor of Linda Uphoff, who — together with her husband, Steven Uphoff — founded Uppy’s Convenience Stores, a major part of the assets acquired by MACS as the company took shape in the early part of 2010.