Last updated on June 14th, 2016 at 09:25 am
Dollar General held a grand opening for the discount retailer’s 13th distribution center on June 4. The distribution center in San Antonio, Texas, represents a local investment of approximately $100 million and the creation of more than 500 local jobs.
“Dollar General is excited to celebrate the grand opening of our San Antonio distribution center,” said CEO Todd Vasos. “We have quickly built a great team in San Antonio. This new facility strengthens our distribution network and helps our stores better serve our customers. We look forward to a longstanding partnership with the community as we continue to focus on our mission of Serving Others.”
Dollar General began construction with Whiting-Turner Construction on the 930,000-s.f. facility in late 2014. The distribution center began receiving in December 2015 and shipping products in February this year. It serves more than 800 stores in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.
With the completion of this project and its 67 store locations in the county, Dollar General now has more than 1,000 employees in Bexar County. With more than 1,300 store locations in Texas, Dollar General employs more than 11,250 people in the Lone Star state.
Dollar General’s 12 other distribution centers are located in Alachua, Florida; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Bessemer, Alabama; Bethel, Pennsylvania; Fulton, Missouri; Indianola, Mississippi; Jonesville, South Carolina; Lebec, California; Marion, Indiana; Scottsville, Kentucky; South Boston, Virginia and Zanesville, Ohio.
The company has begun construction on its 14th distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin, and is planning for its 15th distribution center in Jackson, Georgia.