Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based Dollar General has announced recent expansions in its global supply chain network, including the opening of its first ground-up, dual facility in Blair, Nebraska, and two permanent regional distribution hubs in Newnan, Georgia, and Fort Worth, Texas.
The company also announced expansion plans at facilities in Jonesville, South Carolina, and Amsterdam, New York.
“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 EVP 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 recently opened its Blair, Nebraska, distribution center, which is expected to create about 400 new jobs at full capacity and represents an approximate $140 million investment in Washington County.
As the company’s first ground-up dual distribution center, it will combine the efficiencies of traditional and DG Fresh supply chain networks, which is its strategic, multi-phased shift to self-distribution of frozen and refrigerated products. The DG Fresh network is delivering to more than 19,000 stores from 12 facilities. A formal grand opening celebration is scheduled for summer.
Permanent regional facilities
The company recently increased distribution center storage capacity by more than two million square feet through new permanent regional facilities in Newnan, Georgia, and Fort Worth, Texas. Each facility will employ approximately 200 people at full capacity and serve as an intermediary point between import locations and Dollar General’s distribution center network.
Jonesville, South Carolina
The company announced a $45 million expansion investment in its Jonesville, South Carolina, distribution center, which opened in 2005. The 250,000 square foot addition was completed in spring.
Amsterdam, New York
Dollar General plans to build a 170,000 square foot DG Fresh facility to complement the company’s traditional distribution center that opened in 2019. The company plans to close on the property by fall and begin construction in 2024.
Dollar General is also under construction on three recently-announced distribution centers in North Little Rock, Arkansas; Aurora, Colorado; and Salem, Oregon.
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 proximity to DG stores, local business environments and local workforces.
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