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Dollar General adds another DC


Even if Dollar General doesn’t prevail in its efforts to acquire Family Dollar the company’s expanding distribution infrastructure is positioned to support future growth.

Dollar General said it plans to build the 13th distribution center in its nationwide network in San Antonio. The facility will measure more than 900,000-sq.-ft., employ roughly 530 people and serve more than 1,000 stores when it opens in October 2015, the company said.

“This distribution center is another important investment in the growth of Dollar General and our substantial presence in Texas where we have nearly 1,200 stores and more than 9,400 employees,” said Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General. “We operate more stores in the Lone Star state than in any other state and we have found Texas is a great place to do business. We are proud to continue investing in the economic growth of Texas and we look forward to bringing an additional 530 jobs to Bexar County.”

Dollar General’s 12 other distribution centers are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. Those facilities served the company’s more than 11,500 stores nationwide.

San Antonio politicians and economic development officials were excited that Dollar General chose their city.

“The Institute for Economic Development at (the University of Texas San Antonion) has estimated the economic impact of this investment to exceed $750 million over the next 10 years,” said San Antonio Economic Development Foundation chair Steve Waters. “When fully realized, these 500-plus jobs will contribute to prosperity in Bexar County and the surrounding area in the coming years.”

“The distribution center will serve as a great anchor for the South Foster Industrial Park, and further solidify Bexar County’s stature as a prime logistics hub,” added county Judge Nelson Wolff.

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