State and local leaders virtually commemorate the major retailer’s expansion and job creation in AlabamaLink to Grand Opening Video: https://newscenter.dollargeneral.com/video_display.cfm?video_id=15088
Goodlettsville, Tennessee – August 5, 2020 – This morning, Dollar General announced the official grand opening of its newest DG Fresh cold storage facility in Montgomery, Alabama in partnership with state and local representatives. Honored guests who participated in the virtual event included Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean and Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman Arthur DuCote.
“We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of our newest DG Fresh facility as we grow career opportunities and our distribution center presence in Alabama,” said Rod West, Dollar General’s vice president of perishables growth and development. “We are incredibly grateful for the tremendous support from both state and local officials who helped make this project happen. Our Montgomery DG Fresh facility will allow us the opportunity to better serve our surrounding stores and communities with the quality products at affordable prices that customers depend on us to carry. We are equally excited to welcome employees to the Dollar General family.”
The new DG Fresh Montgomery facility seeks to support approximately 1,500 stores through the Company’s Fresh initiative, which is a strategic multi-phased shift to self-distribution of frozen and refrigerated goods such as dairy, deli and frozen products.
“I applaud Dollar General’s plans to open a new distribution hub in Montgomery that will create career opportunities for hard-working Alabamians while also expanding the fast-growing company’s already substantial presence in the state,” Governor Kay Ivey said. “I’m confident that Dollar General will find all the ingredients needed for this new Alabama operation to be a success, and I look forward to seeing the Montgomery center grow in the future.”
At full capacity, the facility will create approximately 65 new career opportunities. Interested applicants may review and apply for available positions at www.dollargeneral.com/careers. Dollar General is proud to invest in its employees as a competitive advantage and provides employees with competitive wages, world-class and award-winning training and development programs and benefits including day-one telemedicine eligibility and Dollar General’s Employee Assistance Foundation, as well as health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees.
“Our vision for a better Montgomery means bringing new, diverse and valuable opportunities to all of our residents,” says Steven L. Reed, Montgomery Mayor. “Dollar General shares this commitment. Not only will their operation provide quality jobs to more than 100 people, but they are investing in our children’s future by pledging support to our schools. We welcome Dollar General and look forward to years of partnership and progress to come.”
“A robust transportation infrastructure is positioning Alabama as an ideal location for distribution centers, and the Dollar General Fresh Distribution facility in Montgomery really underscores all the advantages that the state has to offer for these operations,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “We look forward to working with Dollar General as the company expands its new grocery line and continues to make Alabama part of its growth plans.”
Dollar General’s Montgomery distribution presence also includes the Company’s growing DG Private Fleet network. The Company provides store and distribution center employees with the opportunity to receive on-the-job training in earning their Class A CDL (commercial driver’s license) in joining the DG Fleet team. More information on Dollar General’s Private Fleet program can be accessed at https://careers.dollargeneral.com/private-fleet/.
“Dollar General is a trusted company with a long history in Alabama,” says Elton Dean, Montgomery County Commission Chairman. “The River Region has a lot to offer, and we are thrilled that this esteemed organization, that does business across the country, recognizes that. We are proud to welcome this outstanding company to our Montgomery family and look forward to working with them as they expand their footprint here in our beloved county.”
Dollar General is further celebrating the grand opening through its mission of Serving Others by supporting literacy and education in Montgomery with a total of $15,000 in corporate donations to three local schools. Southlawn Elementary, Southlawn Middle School and George Washington Carver High School in Montgomery will receive a $5,000 donation to celebrate the event.
Dollar General opened its first store in Alabama 55 years ago in 1965 and in addition to the DG Fresh Montgomery facility has a statewide presence that includes approximately 800 stores and a traditional distribution center in Bessemer that opened in 2012. Additionally, Dollar General proudly employs approximately 8,100 Alabamians.
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