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Dollar General adds to fulfillment network


Photo: Dollar General executives and local leaders cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening celebration of the company's new San Antonio Distribution Center. (L to R, Steve Sunderland; Wayne Peacock, Chairman, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation; Bexar County Judge, Nelson Wolff; Mike Kindy; Mario Tort; Todd Vasos, Dollar General CEO; Jeff Owen; Alan Warrick, San Antonio City Council; Jeff Owen; Bob Ravener; Jim Thorpe)

Thirteen is a lucky number when it comes to Dollar General Corp.’s supply chain operation.

The discount retailer has opened its 13th distribution center in San Antonio, Texas. The facility represents a local investment of approximately $100 million and the creation of more than 500 local jobs.

Dollar General began construction with Whiting-Turner Construction on the 930,000-sq.-ft. facility in late 2014. The distribution center began receiving in December 2015 and shipping products in February 2016. It serves more than 800 stores in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.

With the completion of this project Dollar General now employs more than 11.250 people in Texas, including at more than 1,300 store locations.

"Dollar General is excited to celebrate the grand opening of our San Antonio distribution center," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's CEO. "We have quickly built a great team in San Antonio. This new facility strengthens our distribution network and helps our stores better serve our customers. We look forward to a longstanding partnership with the community as we continue to focus on our mission of serving others."

Dollar General's 12 other distribution centers are located in Alachua, Florida; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Bessemer, Alabama; Bethel, Pennsylvania; Fulton, Missouri; Indianola, Mississippi; Jonesville, South Carolina; Lebec, California; Marion, Indiana; Scottsville, Kentucky; South Boston, Virginia and Zanesville, Ohio. The company has begun construction on its 14th distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin and is planning for its 15th distribution center in Jackson, Georgia.

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