Dollar General opens new distribution center

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Dollar General opens new distribution center

WALTON, Ky. —Dollar General celebrated the grand opening of a distribution center in Walton, Ky., on Tuesday. The facility represents a nearly $65 million investment and is expected to create 300 new jobs and support more than 800 Dollar General stores at full capacity.

“We are excited to celebrate our Walton distribution center grand opening and to continue supporting Kentucky communities,” Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos said. “Dollar General’s roots run deep in the Commonwealth, and we are grateful for the partnership from state and local teams including Governor Andy Beshear, the Northern Kentucky Economic Development, Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the City of Walton and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development that helped us further invest in the state. We look forward to welcoming new employees into the Dollar General family and being a longstanding business partner in the Boone County community.”

Dollar General marked the center’s grand opening by presenting a $10,000 donation to Walton-Verona Independent Schools to support local literacy and education initiatives.

Dollar General’s presence in Kentucky now includes two distribution centers, nearly 640 stores and a growing private fleet in Walton that collectively employ approximately 6,000 Kentuckians. The Company is also in the final construction phases on a 160,000 square foot DG Fresh facility in Bowling Green, Ky.

“Joining with Dollar General’s leadership team, new employees and local leaders to help open this facility today makes a clear statement about the direction of the company and Kentucky,” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. “Dollar General’s decision to add new operations in our state highlights Kentucky’s key location for the distribution and logistics industry, a sector seeing supercharged demand as we sprint out of this pandemic. My congratulations to Dollar General and the many people who worked to make today’s announcement possible. As our economy accelerates, we look forward to seeing this facility at full scale and the company’s eight-decade partnership with Kentucky continue to flourish.”



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