One million-square-foot distribution center will create more than 650 jobs
Ground-breaking celebration slated for May
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 22, 2011 - Dollar General (NYSE: DG) announced today that it will open its tenth distribution center in Bessemer, Ala. The $60 million facility, located on a 106-acre site at Alabama 150 and Lakeshore Parkway, will eventually employ 650 people. A ground-breaking celebration will take place in May at the site.
“We are proud to build this state-of-the-art facility in Bessemer,” said John Flanigan, executive vice president of global supply chain. “Dollar General stores have been a part of the Birmingham community for four decades. The new facility is an investment in the continued growth of the community, and the location is a great strategic fit for our company’s expansion plans.”
The distribution center is expected to open in February 2012 and will serve 500 stores in Alabama and other states.
Dollar General’s other distribution centers are located in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Virginia, Mississippi, Missouri, Florida, Ohio, South Carolina and Indiana.
Dollar General currently operates 498 stores in Alabama.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 9,300 stores in 35 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.
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