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07/21/2021

Dollar General opens new distribution center in Kentucky

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear joins Dollar General for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of the Company's new Walton, Kentucky Distribution Center. (Photo: Business Wire)

Dollar General has launched its second supply chain facility in the Bluegrass State.

The discount retailer invested approximately $65 million in its new distribution center in Walton, Ky. The Walton facility is expected to create 300 new distribution and private fleet career opportunities and support more than 800 Dollar General stores at full capacity.

Dollar General’s presence in Kentucky now includes two distribution centers, nearly 640 stores, and a growing private fleet in Walton that collectively employ approximately 6,000 state residents. The company is also in the final construction phases on a 160,000-sq.-ft. DG Fresh facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

[Read more: Dollar General, Dollar Tree store expansion on track for 2021]

Dollar General’s additional traditional distribution centers are located in Alachua, Fla; Amsterdam, N.Y.; Ardmore, Okla.; Bessemer, Ala.; Bethel, Pa.; Fulton, Mo.; Indianola, Miss.; Jackson, Ga.; Janesville, Wisc.; Jonesville, S.C.; Lebec, Calif.; Longview, Tex.; Marion, Ind.; San Antonio; Scottsville, Ky.; South Boston, Va.; and Zanesville, Ohio.

“We are excited to celebrate our Walton distribution center grand opening and to continue supporting Kentucky communities,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General CEO. “Dollar General’s roots run deep in the commonwealth, and we look forward to welcoming new employees into the Dollar General family and being a longstanding business partner in the Boone County community.”

Dollar General operated 17,426 stores in 46 states as of April 30, 2021.