Love's is looking to hire the remainder of their staff before their new Capac facility opens sometime this winter. Two job fairs are planned including one at the Days Inn in Imlay City on Tuesday, January 16. photo by Maria Brown.
January 10, 2018CAPAC — Love's Travel Stops plans to hold two job fairs this month in anticipation of the opening of their new Capac location.
Company spokesperson Kealey Dorian said applicants are invited to stop by the Imlay City Days Inn on Tuesday, January 16 and on Thursday, January 18, at the Holiday Inn Express in Lapeer. Both events run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"Our store employees set the tone for the store, so we are looking for great people who care about taking care of customers. Love's is a great company to work for. We often promote from within, so there are lots of opportunities to advance with a growing company," Dorian said.
Currently, the company is looking to hire cashiers and staff for the Chester's Chicken and Love's Tire Care Center.
Applications can also be submitted online at jobs.loves.com.
"We are still on track to open early this year. It's difficult to provide an exact date due to weather and the nature of construction, but we're on schedule for late this winter," she said.
In addition to the gas station, Chester's Chicken and tire shop, the new 24 -hour facility at Capac Rd. and I-69 will feature a McDonald's restaurant too. The main building, referred to as a Country Store, will total 11,450 square feet. A tire shop, behind the Country Store, totals 7,500 square feet.
McDonald's is handling their own staff needs. The store will relocate from its current home in the BP station directly across Capac Rd.
Love's says altogether, the Capac location will employ approximately 80 people. The average capital expenditure for each new Love's Travel Stop is approximately $11 million. Harman Construction, of Fort Worth, Texas, is Love's general contractor for the entire project.
The Oklahoma City-based company is an an expansion mode. According to a press release, the family-owned company opened 36 new stores in 2017. In total they have more than 440 locations in 41 states.
Once the Capac facility is up and running, it will be just the second Love's Travel Stop in all of Michigan. The first Love's is in Marshall, along I-94.
"Twenty seventeen was an active year for Love's at the store level and beyond," said Frank Love, co-CEO of Love's.
"We opened 36 new locations, all of which were built from the ground up, entered into the state of Montana and acquired Speedco, a well-known company serving the trucking industry. We're providing for customers in new ways and in more areas than ever before."
All new travel stops offer amenities such as showers, truck parking, DEF (diesel exhaust fluid), quick-service restaurants and other driver services.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she and her family reside in the Capac area where she enjoys gardening and reading.