Retailer plans to invest $100 million and employ more than 500
workers in Berks County
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Today Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) announced plans to build a
distribution center in Bethel Township, in Berks County, Pa. It will be
the 12th facility in the retailer's growing distribution network.
Pending completion of due diligence, receipt of all required
governmental permits and development approvals, and the purchase of the
land upon which the facility will be constructed, the company plans to
build a 900,000+ square-foot facility on 109 acres at Interstate 78 and
State Route 501.
"This distribution center is an investment in the growth of our company,
as well as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Bethel Township," said
Rick Dreiling, Chairman and CEO of Dollar General. "Dollar General
opened its first store in the Keystone state in 1974, and we are proud
to have contributed to its economic growth by creating jobs for nearly
The total cost for the distribution center, including equipment and
fixtures, is expected to reach approximately $100 million. At full
capacity, the Dollar General facility will likely employ more than 500
people to serve more than 1,000 stores in the northeast. Additionally,
Dollar General's third-party transportation provider expects to employ
75 drivers. Dollar General plans to start construction this fall, and
begin hiring in the fall of 2013.
"Dollar General's decision to open a new distribution center in
Pennsylvania is a testament to Governor Corbett's commitment to pro job
growth policies and the quality work force here in Berks County," said
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary
C. Alan Walker. "The Corbett administration's goals are fairly simple.
We want our state to be sound fiscally and we want a job for everyone
who seeks one. Dollar General will be adding over 500 jobs to the
Dollar General has 440 stores in Pennsylvania.
Dollar General's other distribution centers are located in Kentucky,
Oklahoma, Virginia, Mississippi, Missouri, Florida, Ohio, South
Carolina, Indiana, Alabama and California.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for
more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money.
Every day!(R) by offering products that are frequently used and
replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning
supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday
prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 10,000
stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any
retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar
General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as
Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills,
Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General
Dollar General Corporation
Mary Winn Gordon, 615-855-5536
Source: Dollar General Corporation
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