New Distribution Center is expected to create more than 530 new jobs
in Bexar County
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced plans to build a
new state-of-the-art distribution center in San Antonio, Texas. It will
be the 13th facility in the retailer's growing distribution network.
The company has begun the process of preparing the land to build a
900,000+ square-foot facility on 110 acres at South Foster Industrial
Park. At full capacity, the Dollar General facility is expected to
employ more than 530 people to serve more than 1,000 stores in Texas and
the surrounding region. Dollar General plans to begin hiring in summer
2015 with operations expected to begin in October 2015.
"This distribution center is another important investment in the growth
of Dollar General and our substantial presence in Texas where we have
nearly 1,200 stores and more than 9,400 employees," said Rick Dreiling,
chairman and CEO of Dollar General. "We operate more stores in the Lone
Star state than in any other state and we have found Texas is a great
place to do business. We are proud to continue investing in the economic
growth of Texas and we look forward to bringing an additional 530 jobs
to Bexar County."
Dollar General currently has 61 stores in Bexar County with more than
460 employees. With the completion of this project, Dollar General
expects to have nearly 1,000 employees in Bexar County. Additionally,
Dollar General's third-party transportation provider expects to employ
"On behalf of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, we are
pleased that Dollar General chose to locate its newest distribution
center in Bexar County," said San Antonio Economic Development
Foundation Chair Steve Waters. "The Institute for Economic Development
at UTSA has estimated the economic impact of this investment to exceed
$750 million over the next 10 years. When fully realized, these 500-plus
jobs will contribute to prosperity in Bexar County and the surrounding
area in the coming years."
"The distribution center will serve as a great anchor for the South
Foster Industrial Park, and further solidify Bexar County's stature as a
prime logistics hub," County Judge Nelson Wolff said.
Dollar General's 12 other distribution centers are located in Alabama,
California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio,
Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 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, basic apparel,
house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient
neighborhood locations. With more than 11,500 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 Clorox,
Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle,
Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more
information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.
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