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Dollar General plans to build new distribution center in Longview Texas

RBR Staff Writer Published 28 December 2017

Tennessee-based chain retailer Dollar General is planning to construct a new new distribution center in Longview, Texas.

The new distribution center is expected to create about 400 new jobs at full capacity and will serve about 1000 Dollar General’s retail stores across Texas and the southeast.

Construction of the distribution center is expected to begin early next year after receiving all the required governmental permits and development approvals.

Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos said: “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.”

Apart from creating full time jobs at the facility, the distribution center could also have a significant economic impact in the region by creating hundreds of jobs through the construction of the nearly 100,000ft2 building.

For the building’s construction, Dollar General has selected Clayco as the project’s official general contractor, Leo A. Daly as the architectural engineering firm and Elan Design as the civil engineering firm.

As per the company, the Longview distribution center will be its 17th facility in the major discount retailer’s distribution network and second in the state. In 2014, the company constructed its first first Texas distribution center in San Antonio, which is located in Bexar County. That facility started operations last year.

Currently, Dollar General has more than 1,400 stores and over 12,000 employees in Texas. 

Image: Dollar General’s new distribution center to create 400 jobs in Texas. Photo: Courtesy of Business Wire.