Dollar General Confirms New Texas Distribution Center: 400 New Jobs for Longview
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN - Facility rumors have turned to facts as Dollar General confirmed the coming of a new distribution center in Longview, Texas.
"Dollar General is excited to expand our supply chain and distribution operations in the Lone Star state with today's announcement," said Todd Vasos, Chief Executive Officer. "This facility is expected to support Dollar General's growing store count in Texas, where we already operate more than 1,400 current locations and have complementary operations in San Antonio. We look forward to the facility helping better serve our customers with value and convenience, as well as creating career opportunities for approximately 400 future Dollar General employees.”
In addition to the positions the location would open, the state-of-the-art facility will serve approximately 1,000 Dollar General retail locations in Texas and the southeast once it is running at full capacity, according to a press release.
The retailer also anticipates a strong economic impact through the hundreds of jobs needed to construct the nearly 1,000,000-square-foot building.
“I would like to express my gratitude for our partnership with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, leadership in both Gregg County and the city of Longview, and the Longview Economic Development Corporation, all of whom helped support this project," Vasos continued.
As we previously reported when the news first stirred retail and produce industry interest, this will make the 17th facility for Dollar General’s distribution network as a whole, and its second in Texas.
"Texas' dynamic and booming economy is attracting new businesses every day, and we are honored to welcome Dollar General's new distribution center to Longview as the latest example," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. "I am proud that companies like Dollar General continue to invest in our top-notch workforce, and I am excited about this partnership and the positive impact it will have on the Longview community."
The team selected to bring the distribution center off the page includes Clayco as official general contractor, Leo A. Daly as the architectural engineering firm, and Elan Design as the civil engineering firm.
"A project of this magnitude absolutely requires a team effort and creative ideas," said Wayne Mansfield, Longview Economic Development Corporation CEO. "We are grateful for the spirit of cooperation between Dollar General and our local economic development partners in order to bring this project to completion. The result of this collaboration will provide 400 jobs for our citizens and expand our tax base. The successful recruitment of Dollar General is testimony to the competitive advantages Longview and Gregg County possess. Dollar General's reputation of success will fit well with our community."
Pending the receipt of all required governmental permits and development approvals, and the absence of unforeseen circumstances, construction is set to begin early this year.