New Distribution Center is expected to create more than 550 jobs in
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced it has begun
construction today on its new state-of-the-art distribution center in
Janesville, Wisconsin. It will be the 14th facility in the retailer's
growing distribution network.
At full capacity, the approximately one million square-foot Dollar
General facility is expected to employ more than 550 people to serve
stores in Wisconsin and surrounding states. Assuming no significant
construction or other delays, Dollar General plans to begin hiring in
late summer 2016 with operations expected to begin in December 2016. The
Wisconsin Department of Economic Development estimates a total of 1,073
jobs would be positively impacted by the new facility within five years,
taking into account the construction jobs that result from the project
as well as the ripple effects the increased employment will have on the
local economy. Clayco Inc. will be serving as general contractor for the
project. Leo A Daly is the building design company and Élan Design Lab,
Inc. is the civil design company.
"This state-of-the-art distribution center will help support our growth
throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest," said Todd Vasos, chief executive
officer of Dollar General. "I want to thank the City of Janesville, Rock
County and the State of Wisconsin for their support of our project.
Janesville provides a great location, a strong business environment and
a great workforce to draw from to fill the 550 jobs that are anticipated
to be created by this new distribution Center."
"We are proud that Dollar General selected Wisconsin as the location of
its latest distribution center, leveraging our state's strong economic
assets to fulfill its business growth opportunities," said Mark Hogan,
secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. "I
am thankful to the many local and regional economic development partners
who helped secure this project and the good jobs it will bring to
"The work done to bring Dollar General to Janesville represents a true
public-private partnership between the City of Janesville, Dollar
General, Rock County Development Alliance, Wisconsin Economic
Development Corporation, Wisconsin Department of Transportation and
Alliant Energy," said Janesville City Manager Mark Freitag. "Dollar
General's decision to choose our community demonstrates that we are
business-friendly and provide the quality of life amenities that the
company was seeking. We are excited to see the strong boost that this
project will give to Janesville's local economy."
The new distribution center is expected to service more than 1,000
stores in the Upper Midwest. Dollar General currently has 122 stores in
Wisconsin with more than 900 employees. Dollar General's 13 other
distribution centers are located in Alabama, California, Florida,
Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
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Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) 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. With 12,396 stores
in 43 states as of October 30, 2015, Dollar General is America's largest
small-box discount retailer offering multi-price point merchandise. 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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