Dollar General Corp (NYSE:DG) reported plans to establish a new distribution facility in Longview, Texas. The advanced facility in Gregg County is projected to create around 400 fresh jobs at full capacity and serve around 1,000 company retail locations in the southeast and Texas. Construction should start in early 2018 awaiting the receipt of all mandated development approvals and governmental permits and the absence of unanticipated circumstances.
Todd Vasos, the CEO of Dollar General, reported that they are thrilled to expand their distribution and supply chain activities in the Lone Star state with this announcement. This facility is projected to support company’s increasing store count in Texas where they already run over 1,400 current sites and have complementary businesses in San Antonio. They look forward to the center helping better serve their customers with convenience and value, as well as launching career opportunities for around 400 future company employees.
The CEO of Dollar General added that he would like to show his gratitude for their association with Texas Governor Mr. Greg Abbott and the Longview Economic Development Corporation. The company intends to make the respective center at its 17th facility in the key discount retailer’s distribution system and second in Texas.
In 2014, the company reported plans to establish its first Texas distribution facility in San Antonio, Texas. Based in Bexar County, that center celebrated its grand launch in 2016. Besides the full-time jobs, this center is projected to create, Dollar General even projects a remarkable economic impact through several jobs required to construct the almost 1 million square foot building.
The company as appointed Clayco as the official general contractor of the project. Moreover, it announced Elan Design to be project’s the civil engineering firm and Leo A. Daly as the project’s architectural engineering firm. Dollar General takes several factors into consideration when selecting distribution centers.