Buc-ee’s set to begin hiring process for Beach Express location

By John Underwood / john@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 11/21/18

LOXLEY, Alabama — The interview process for the Buc-ee’s Travel Center, located off of County Road 68 and the Baldwin Beach Express, will begin the week after Thanksgiving with plans to begin …

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Buc-ee’s set to begin hiring process for Beach Express location

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LOXLEY, Alabama — The interview process for the Buc-ee’s Travel Center, located off of County Road 68 and the Baldwin Beach Express, will begin the week after Thanksgiving with plans to begin hiring more than 200 employees early in December, officials with the Texas-based company said at the Loxley Town Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 12.

Construction for the 38,000-square-foot facility, which will also include 120 fueling stations, began in January with plans to have a soft opening on Jan. 21 of next year, officials said during Loxley’s regular monthly council meeting.

“We’re excited to be here,” said Dan Parkinson, new store opening coordinator for Buc-ee’s. “We believe that Loxley is the perfect location for Buc-ee’s and is a great opportunity for us.”

Anyone interested can apply online at bucees.com, glassdoor.com, alabama.jobing.com or linkedin.com.

The Baldwin location is the first to be built outside the state of Texas. Two other stores, located in Daytona Beach and Fort Myers, Florida, are also in the works.

Following its first store opening in 1982 in Lake Jackson, Buc-ee’s has steadily gained a loyal customer following and become widely known for:

· A multitude of gas pumps and award-winning, clean restrooms.

· Buc-ee's Beaver Nuggets, which are a decadent caramel coated snack.

· Freshly made barbecue, delicious sandwiches, and pastries.

· A wide assortment of Buc-ee's famous jerky, fresh fudge and other homemade staples.

· Unique apparel, gifts, and handmade craft items, including products featuring the chain's popular buck-toothed “Beaver” mascot.

· Gear for enjoying the outdoors.

Founded in 1982, Buc-ee's has approximately 40 locations, almost all of which are located in Texas.

The company also operates the largest convenience store in the world, located in New Braunfels, Texas. The New Braunfels Travel Center covers 68,000 square feet and features 120 fueling positions, 83 toilets, 31 cash registers four Icee machines, and 80 fountain dispensers.

Buc-ee’s is based in Lake Jackson, also home to the company’s first convenience store, which is still in operation. For more information, visit buc-ees.com.

At its meeting Nov. 12, the Loxley Town Council voted unanimously to recommend off-premise beer and wine license for Buc-ee’s with the State of Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

There was no opposition to the application during a public hearing held during the meeting.

In other business Nov. 12, the council:

•Renewed the town’s line of credit with Citizens’ Bank.

•Approved the 2019 Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday, which will be held Feb. 22-24.

•Approved a resolution to enter an Intergovernmental Service Agreement with the Baldwin County Commission to provide voting machines for the next election in 2020.

•Approved a software upgrade for electronic meter reading equipment.

•Approved bids for the purchase of gas and diesel for the town’s equipment.