Dollar General Unveils Its First Ground-Up, Dual Distribution Center
Dollar General, the renowned neighborhood general store chain, celebrated a momentous occasion today as it officially unveiled its Blair, Nebraska distribution center. The inauguration was marked by the presence of enthusiastic employees, their families, elected officials, and a noteworthy contribution to the Washington County Food Pantry at Joseph's Coat. This philanthropic gesture underscored the company's strong commitment to the local community.
The new distribution center represents a significant achievement as it combines the operational efficiencies of traditional and DG Fresh supply chain functionalities, making it the company's first dual facility of its kind. The endeavor stands as a testament to Dollar General's dedication to innovation and investment in the region, with an impressive capital outlay of approximately $140 million in Washington County. Encompassing a vast expanse of around one million square feet, the facility is projected to usher in over 400 new career opportunities and provide support to over 1,000 DG stores once it reaches full operational capacity.
“We’re proud to welcome the first ground-up dual-distribution site for America’s general store to Blair, “said Jenny Eriksen, Washington County Economic Development Board President. “Dollar General’s commitment to community is a perfect fit for this region and Washington County. Everyone in Blair has eagerly watched Dollar General’s new 85-acre site the facility take shape, and it will be a terrific addition to our local landscape. We’re excited that Dollar General brought this project and the 400 career opportunities to Blair.”
In this year alone, Dollar General has introduced enduring regional distribution centers in Newman, Georgia, and Fort Worth, Texas. These two facilities collectively contribute an additional 2 million square feet to the company's distribution network for storage capacity. Moreover, the retailer has disclosed an expansion of 250,000 square feet for its Jonesville, South Carolina, distribution center, a project that concluded earlier this spring.