Scheels CEO Steve Scheel speaks at the Big Sky Economic Development’s annual meeting. He said the new Scheels store in Billings will employ about 300 people who will be paid well. The average full-time employee working at Scheels will make $54,000 this year, Scheel said.
Some may question whether it makes sense to outfit the giant new Billings Scheels store with expensive amenities such as an indoor Ferris wheel and a saltwater aquarium.
With Yellowstone County’s unemployment rate expected to fall to around 2 percent within a year or two, many employers worry about where they’ll find qualified workers.
Scheels CEO Steve Scheel speaks at Big Sky Economic Development’s annual meeting Wednesday.
Look at the massive steel and brick structure being built at Shiloh Crossing and you wonder what store could possibly be so large to fill two very large floors. Then understand it’s a new 220,000-square-foot Scheels store, and you realize it’s a sporting goods store heaven. The superstore …
Everything about the new Scheels store at Shiloh Crossing is going to be big.
Steve Scheel, head of the Scheels sporting goods empire, was in Billings in November to announce construction of a 220,000-square-foot store to be built at Shiloh Crossing.
Montanans turned to the eastern half of the state for optimistic economic news in 2011.
OK, skeptics, step right up. You were the ones who crossed your arms and sent your tongues clicking when Scheels announced that it’s building a 220,000-square-foot megastore at Shiloh Crossing.
With amenities like an indoor Ferris wheel, a giant aquarium where divers feed fish and 220,000 square feet of retail space, Billings has never seen anything quite like the new Scheels sporting goods superstore scheduled to open in 2014 at Shiloh Crossing.