Investments include support for DG Fresh initiative
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General has expanded its global supply chain network with the opening of its first ground-up, dual facility in Blair, Neb., and two permanent regional distribution hubs, located in Newnan, Ga. and Fort Worth, Texas. The company also announced expansion plans for existing facilities in Jonesville, S.C. and Amsterdam, N.Y.
“The recent additions to our supply chain network aim to provide greater efficiencies, create additional jobs and drive positive economic impact,” said Tony Zuazo, Dollar General’s executive vice president of global supply chain. “We’re excited to continue growing our distribution center network to further support store growth and to better serve our customers and local communities.”
Dollar General’s Blair, Neb., distribution center is the company’s first ground-up dual distribution center, serving its traditional and DG Fresh supply chain networks. DG Fresh is the retailer’s strategic, multi-phased shift to self-distribution of frozen and refrigerated products; it is currently delivering to more than 19,000 stores from 12 facilities. A formal grand opening celebration for the Blair distribution center is scheduled for this summer. The facility is expected to create approximately 400 new careers at full capacity, and it represents an approximate $140 million investment in Washington County, Neb.
Dollar General recently increased its distribution center storage capacity by more than two million square feet through the addition of the two new permanent regional facilities in Newnan, Ga. and Fort Worth, Texas. Each facility will employ approximately 200 individuals at full capacity and serve as an intermediary point between import locations and Dollar General’s distribution center network.
In Jonesville, S.C., Dollar General recently completed a 250,000-square-foot addition to a distribution center that first opened in 2005. The expansion represented an investment of about $45 million investment in the facility.
In Amsterdam, N.Y., Dollar General plans to build a 170,000-square-foot DG Fresh facility to complement the company’s traditional distribution center there, which opened in 2019. The company currently plans to close on the property by this fall and begin construction next year.
Dollar General is also currently under construction on three recently-announced distribution centers, located in North Little Rock, Ark., Aurora, Colo., and Salem, Ore.
Distribution center employment opportunities are online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers. Dollar General provides employees with competitive wages, world-class and award-winning training and development programs and benefits including day-one telemedicine eligibility and Dollar General’s Employee Assistance Foundation, as well as health insurance coverage options, 401(k) savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees.
Dollar General believes the addition of each distribution center represents positive economic impact in the communities it serves and takes several factors into consideration when choosing distribution center sites including proximities to DG stores, local business environments and local workforces, among others.
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