Major retailer invests $100 million and creates more than 500 jobs to
support Midwest stores
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
This morning, nearly 1,000 Dollar General (NYSE: DG) employees, their
families and company executives were joined by U.S. House Speaker Paul
Ryan along with state and local dignitaries to celebrate the grand
opening in Janesville, Wisconsin, of the discount retailer's 14th
distribution center. The distribution center represents a local
investment of approximately $100 million and the creation of more than
500 local jobs.
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Janesville Grand Opening photo - L to R: Mike Kindy, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain; Barbara LaMue, Vice President, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation; Matt Lucas, Director, Janesville Distribution Center, Dollar General; Todd Vasos, CEO, Dollar General; Paul Ryan, U.S. House Speaker, R - Wisc.; Bob Ravener, EVP and Chief People Officer, Dollar General; Matt Lucas - Director, Janesville Distribution (Photo: Business Wire)
"Dollar General is excited to celebrate the grand opening of our
Janesville distribution center and it is an honor to welcome Speaker
Ryan to our facility as well as state and local leaders who supported
this project," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's chief executive
officer. "We have built a strong team in Janesville, and this new
facility strengthens our distribution network and our ability to serve
customers. We are delighted to have a strong presence in Wisconsin and
look forward to a longstanding partnership with the community as we
continue to focus on our mission of Serving Others."
Construction began on the approximately one-million-square-foot facility
in November 2015 and shipping from the facility began in January 2017.
The Janesville distribution center serves approximately 800 stores in
nine states in the upper Midwest. With the completion of this project
and its more than 130 store locations in the state, Dollar General now
has more than 1,300 employees in the state of Wisconsin.
Negotiations with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and
local and county representatives produced an incentive package that
ultimately solidified Dollar General's commitment to Wisconsin.
"Congratulations to Dollar General on the opening of its new facility,
which is creating hundreds of new jobs in the region. It will have a
very positive impact on Rock County and the rest of the state," said
Governor Scott Walker. "The pro-business climate in Wisconsin is
attracting more companies like Dollar General to our state, which is
part of the reason Chief Executive Magazine just placed us on its Top 10
list of the Best States for Business."
"I am thrilled Dollar General has decided to build its new distribution
center in my hometown, Janesville," said House Speaker Paul Ryan. "I
believe the employees and employers in the Badger State can compete with
anyone, and with pro-growth policies like tax and regulatory reform, we
can help to continue to create jobs."
As part of the celebration, Dollar General donated $10,000 to the
Hedberg Public Library to support its literacy and outreach initiatives.
"Dollar General has been an outstanding addition to our local economy
and great community partner," said Josh Smith, Rock County
administrator. "We look forward to continuing to work with them as a
strong member of our community for years to come."
"The City of Janesville is proud to be able to say that it is home to a
key component of one of the fastest growing retailers in the United
States," said Gale Price, economic development director, City of
Janesville. "In addition to the over 500 jobs that will be added to the
Janesville and Rock County economy, Dollar General and its employees are
engaged in important community activities that help make Janesville a
community of choice."
Dollar General's 13 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; San Antonio, Texas; Scottsville,
Kentucky; South Boston, Virginia; and Zanesville, Ohio. The company has
begun construction on its 15th distribution center in Jackson, Georgia,
and is planning for its 16th distribution center in
Amsterdam, New York.
Clayco Inc. served as general contractor for the Janesville distribution
center. Leo A Daly did the building design and Élan Design Lab, Inc. did
the civil design work.
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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for
over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money.
Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and
replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning
supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low
everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General
operated 13,601 stores in 44 states as of May 5, 2017. In addition to
high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from
America's most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark,
Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and
Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.
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