The petroleum product distributor owns multiple convenience stores called The Market in central Virginia, as well as several car washes.
Tiger Fuel President Gordon Sutton said he believes his employees’ hard work should be reflected in their paychecks.
“It’s important for us to make that investment in our people and make sure that we are doing everything we possibly can to recruit retain the best people in the market,” he said.
The company is investing more than $300,000 in wages per year, according to NBC29.com. About 170 employees at The Markets of Tiger Fuel are receiving on average an 11% pay increase.
“People spend a lot of time at work and, you know, for folks looking, or for employers out there, it’s really important to create a holistic program for people to know that it’s not just a job, it’s an opportunity for a career and to be a part of a family,” said Tiger Fuel Human Resources Director Ryan Whitlock.
Tiger Fuel was established in August of 1982 with the purchase of an Exxon-branded petroleum distributor in Charlottesville, Va. Tiger Fuel Company has since expanded, building modern facilities for retail gasoline, car washes and convenience food stops, as well as providing home heating oil and propane gas products.
Today, Tiger Fuel is a full-service energy provider and a complete petroleum products distributor for Central Virginia. It represents the major brands including Exxon, Shell, BP, CITGO and its own private label, EXCEL.