Dollar General celebrated the grand opening of its distribution center in Blair, Nebraska, on Aug. 19 with employees, their families and elected officials.
The grand opening ceremony included a donation to Washington County Food Pantry at Joseph’s Coat.
The Dollar General Blair distribution center is the company’s first dual facility combining the efficiencies of traditional and DG Fresh supply chain functionalities and represents an approximate $140 million investment in Washington County. The one-million-square-feet facility is expected to create more than 400 new job opportunities and support more than 1,000 Dollar General stores at full capacity.
“Today’s celebration not only marks another growth milestone for our global supply chain teams but also reflects our continued investments in Nebraska,” said Jeff Owen, CEO.
“On behalf of the entire Dollar General team, we are grateful for continued partnerships and support from state, regional and local teams, particularly from Gov. Jim Pillen, the Gateway Development Corporation and the city of Blair. We are confident this project will enable us to better serve our customers, provide our employees with career opportunities and foster a longstanding, positive relationship with the Blair community.”
Dollar General employs more than 1,700 Nebraskans across its store and distribution center presence.
“Congratulations to Dollar General on the grand opening of its innovative distribution center in Blair,” Pillen said.
“Nebraska’s hard-working people, central location and quality roads make our state a great hub for companies moving their products across America. Thank you to Dollar General for choosing to invest in Nebraska and for creating more than 400 new jobs in Blair.”
Jenny Eriksen, Washington County Economic Development board president, said, “We’re proud to welcome the first ground-up dual-distribution site for America’s general store to Blair. Dollar General’s commitment to community is a perfect fit for this region and Washington County. Everyone in Blair has eagerly watched Dollar General’s new 85-acre site facility take shape, and it will be a terrific addition to our local landscape. We’re excited that Dollar General brought this project and the 400 career opportunities to Blair.”
Dollar General provides employees with competitive wages, training and development programs and benefits including day-one telemedicine eligibility, health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees.