Major retailer invests $100 million and creates 500 jobs to support northeast and midwest stores
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 31, 2014 - This morning, nearly 1,000 Dollar General employees and their families, company executives and government officials celebrated the grand opening of the discount retailer’s 12th distribution center in Bethel, Pennsylvania. Located in Berks County, the distribution center represents a local investment of approximately $100 million and the creation of 500 local jobs.
“Dollar General is excited to celebrate the grand opening of our Bethel distribution center,” said Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General. “Our presence in Pennsylvania represents another opportunity to help our stores better serve our customers. We also look forward to a longstanding partnership with the Bethel community as we continue to be focused on our mission of Serving Others.”
Dollar General announced plans to build the 930,000 square foot facility in 2012 and broke ground on the facility in fall 2012 with Kinsley Construction. It began shipping products in January 2014 and is currently scheduled to serve more than 1,000 stores in seven states throughout the midwest and northeast at full capacity.
“Our keystone location to markets, improving infrastructure and workforce of more than 6.4 million of the hardest working people in America drive companies like Dollar General to locate and invest in Pennsylvania,” said Tom Corbett, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. “My administration is proud to partner with Dollar General in bringing 500 new jobs to Berks County.”
Dollar General’s other distribution centers are located in Scottsville, Kentucky; Ardmore, Oklahoma; South Boston, Virginia; Indianola, Mississippi; Fulton, Missouri; Jonesville, South Carolina; Alachua, Florida; Zanesville, Ohio; Marion, Indiana; Bessemer, Alabama and Lebec, California.
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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 75 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 over 11,000 stores in 40 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.