Published On: Sun, Jul 21st, 2019

Dollar General opens new retail distribution center in Longview, Texas

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US Dollar General has opened a new in Longview, , which will serve nearly a thousand stores in the state and the southeast region.

The Dollar General distribution center in Longview is the retailer’s 16th distribution center in the US and the second in Texas after San Antonio, which opened in 2016. The discount retailer is constructing a 17th retail distribution center in Amsterdam, New York.

Dollar General broke ground on the near 1,000,000 foot facility in early 2018 with Clayco being the general contractor. Leo A. Daly was the architectural engineering company and Elan Design was the civil engineering company to design and construct the new retail distribution center in Longview.

Inside the Dollar General retail distribution center in Longview

Dollar General retail distribution center in Longview

Dollar General retail distribution center in Longview, Texas. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

Commenting on the new retail distribution center in Longview, – Dollar General CEO, said: “Today marks another growth milestone for Dollar General in the great state of Texas as we celebrate the grand opening of our Longview distribution center alongside employees, their families and local and state officials.

“We are proud to have a partnership with the state of Texas spanning more than four decades after opening our first store in the state in 1977. We are tremendously thankful for the support from Governor , Longview Mayor Andy Mack, Judge Bill Stoudt and the Longview Economic and Community Development throughout the progression of this project. We look forward to being a longstanding business partner in the Longview community.”

In addition to the two retail distribution centers in Texas, Dollar General has more than 1,500 stores that have more than 13,000 employees. The discount retailer announced plans to open the retail distribution center in Longview in December 2017, and started shipping from the facility in early 2019.

At full capacity, the discount store retailer is likely to hire over 400 people at the Longview distribution center.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, commenting on the new Dollar General retail distribution center in Longview, said: “The Texas economy continues to thrive because of investments like this one from Dollar General.

“With the opening of its second distribution center in Texas, Dollar General is creating hundreds of new jobs in Longview and growing its already expansive footprint in the Lone Star State. The state of Texas is grateful for this partnership and will continue to foster an economic environment that allows Texas employers and workers to flourish.”

As of 3 May 2019, Dollar General operated 15,597 stores across 44 states in the US.

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