12/2022: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Applegreen, one of the largest on-highway service plaza operators in the United States and Europe, announced an investment worth $126 million in the state of New Jersey, delivering hundreds of skilled new jobs to New Jersey over the coming years. Applegreen, an Irish-founded company, also relocating its Travel Plaza Headquarters to Glen Rock, New Jersey. The opening of the new Applegreen Headquarters in Glen Rock – where the company already has a presence – will add at least 100 new jobs in finance, administration, development, and logistics to the region.
Applegreen is the largest highway service plaza operator in the US, operating more than 250 sites across 18 states including New Jersey, where the 21 refurbished plazas will offer commuters the latest technologies and highest standards of customer service including a focus on electric vehicle charging. The company manages a labor force of more than 5,000 employees in the US, and the redevelopments in view are expected to deliver at least 800 new jobs.
In the US, Applegreen is installing EV infrastructure throughout the northeast, in addition to its existing EV infrastructure portfolio in Europe. Applegreen was taken private in March 2021 by a partnership comprised of its founders, Bob Etchingham and Joe Barrett, and Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, a leading investor in U.S. infrastructure assets.
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