LONGVIEW, Texas – Dollar General welcomed employees, their families and local and state officials to celebrate the official grand opening of the Company’s 16th distribution centre in Longview, Texas.
At full capacity, the state-of-the-art Longview facility is expected to employ more than 400 people and support approximately 1,000 Dollar General stores.
“Today marks another growth milestone for Dollar General in the great state of Texas as we celebrate the grand opening of our Longview distribution center,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.
“We are proud to have a partnership with the state of Texas spanning more than four decades after opening our first store in the state in 1977. We look forward to being a longstanding business partner in the Longview community.”
Dollar General’s presence in Texas now includes two DCs and more than 1,500 stores. The company announced plans to open its second Texas distribution centre in December 2017, and began shipping from the Longview facility in early 2019.
“The Texas economy continues to thrive because of investments like this one from Dollar General,” said Governor Greg Abbott.
“With the opening of its second distribution centre in Texas, Dollar General is creating hundreds of new jobs in Longview and growing its already expansive footprint in the Lone Star State. The state of Texas is grateful for this partnership and will continue to foster an economic environment that allows Texas employers and workers to flourish.”
Dollar General partnered with Clayco as the project’s official general contractor, Leo A. Daly as the architectural engineering firm and Elan Design as the civil engineering firm to design and build the one-million square foot facility.
Dollar General’s 15 additional distribution centres are located in Alachua, Florida; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Bessemer, Alabama; Bethel, Pennsylvania; Fulton, Missouri; Indianola, Mississippi; Jackson, Georgia; Janesville, Wisconsin; Jonesville, South Carolina; Lebec, California; Marion, Indiana; San Antonio, Texas; Scottsville, Kentucky; South Boston, Virginia; and Zanesville, Ohio. The company is currently under construction on a 17th DC in Amsterdam, New York.