One million-square-foot distribution center will create more than 650
Ground-breaking celebration slated for May
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dollar General (NYSE: DG) announced today that it will open its tenth
distribution center in Bessemer, Ala. The $60 million facility, located
on a 106-acre site at Alabama 150 and Lakeshore Parkway, will eventually
employ 650 people. A ground-breaking celebration will take place in May
at the site.
"We are proud to build this state-of-the-art facility in Bessemer," said
John Flanigan, executive vice president of global supply chain. "Dollar
General stores have been a part of the Birmingham community for four
decades. The new facility is an investment in the continued growth of
the community, and the location is a great strategic fit for our
company's expansion plans."
The distribution center is expected to open in February 2012 and will
serve 500 stores in Alabama and other states.
Dollar General's other distribution centers are located in Kentucky,
Oklahoma, Virginia, Mississippi, Missouri, Florida, Ohio, South Carolina
Dollar General currently operates 498 stores in Alabama.
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!® 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 9,300 stores
in 35 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 at www.dollargeneral.com.
Dollar General Corporation
Tawn Earnest, 615-855-5209
Source: Dollar General Corporation
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