Dollar General to Build New Distribution Center in New York
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN – Dollar General is making good on its promise to significantly expand in 2017. In what will make it the company’s 16th distribution center, the retailer has announced plans to build a new facility in Amsterdam, New York.
"Dollar General is excited to add another state-of-the-art and highly-efficient distribution center to support our growing store network in both New York and throughout the northeast," said Todd Vasos, CEO. "It's very exciting to move forward on a project that will create more than 400 jobs in Montgomery County. I am grateful for our continued partnership and support on this project from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York's Empire State Development, and local leadership in Montgomery County."
The 750,000-square-foot distribution center will service roughly 800 stores in the Dollar General chain throughout the Northeastern states, according to a press release. The company chose Amsterdam for the facility’s location due to its proximity to the region's Dollar General stores, local business environment, workforce quality in the area, and local and state incentives.
To exact its plans, Dollar General purchased 103 acres of land from the Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency for $1.545 million. The new facility will cost a reported $91 million, according to the Albany Business Review.
The project is estimated to begin later this spring with a completion date of fall 2018. The facility itself will bring a predicted 430 jobs to the region, in addition to the 200 construction jobs the project will require.
This distribution center falls in line with the retailer’s last headlining announcement that the chain would be adding 10,000 workers to its forces throughout 2017. With further strategies in store, Dollar General is also testing a new small format store this year which will feature fresh groceries.
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