Last week a group of Eutaw and Greene county civic and community leaders toured the Love’s Travel Stop construction site.
Construction of the truckstop and travel store at Exit 40 on Interstate 20 and 59, is more than 80% complete with a projected opening date of late September or early October.
The Love’s truckstop has room for 87 trucks to park and spend time, a tire store, and a travel shop including three food franchises. The site, which will operate 24/7, is projected to provide 43 new jobs for people in the surrounding area.
Jack Ashworth with the construction company conducted the tour for about 20 Greene County leaders. Ashworth says, “We have mostly completed the outside of our store building, gas islands for the store and truckers, spaces for the food franchises, access roads and parking lot. We have installed six – 20,000 gallon gas tanks and three – 30,000 gallon tanks to handle the fuel needs of the customers.”
Ashworth took the group on a tour of the inside facilities in the Travel Store. He showed the areas for the three food franchises, including Hardees, Chesters Chicken and Godfathers Pizza. Hardees will have a drive through window on the south end of the building. The three franchises have an interconnected kitchen, food preparation and cold storage area.
Ashworth also showed the trucker’s showers and restrooms, which will be available to truckers parking to stop to rest at the site. He indicated that most of the equipment in the store and food franchises still had to be installed.
Ashworth indicates that Love’s generally sends an experienced general manager to the site about a month ahead of opening to complete set up of the store and hire staff.
People interested in a job at the Love’s Travel Stop in Eutaw can go to www.loves.com and sign up for a job at the Careers Section of the website. There is also a website, www.Loves.localjobster.com where you can sign up for the coming jobs with the company.
You can also let the Greene County Industrial Development Authority at www.gcida.uwa.edu, know that you are seeking employment with Love’s and other potential employers coming to Greene County.