Dollar General Plans to Open New Facility; To Provide 500 Jobs and Service 1,000 Stores
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN – Central Georgia is about to see a lot more of discount retailer Dollar General. The company recently announced massive plans to build a new 1 million-sq.-ft. distribution center in a capital investment of approximately $85 million.
“This state-of-the-art distribution center will help support our rapid store growth throughout Georgia and the southeast,” CEO Todd Vasos, said in a statement according to the Washington Post.
Dollar General has announced that construction will begin as early as summer of this year near Jackson, GA, and should be completed around summer or fall of 2017. The company estimates that the distribution center will service over 1,000 stores in the Southeastern region, and create around 500 jobs once fully operational.
The new Dollar General distribution center will be located about 45 miles south of Atlanta, along the Butts and Spalding county line, as announced by the company and Georgian Governor Nathan Deal’s office.
Dollar General currently operates 14 other distribution centers throughout the nation. In Georgia, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the company currently runs over 700 stores, and employs over 1,000 people.
As we previously reported, this new distribution center comes after close after another recent expansion declaration by Dollar General for the company to open 900 new stores in 2016, then another 1,000 in 2017.
As these expansion plans come to fruition, AndNowUKnow will have the latest to keep you informed.