Discounter preps for new warehouse in New York

BY Deena M. Amato-McCoy

Staying true to its recently announced growth plan, Dollar General is preparing to break ground on a new distribution center.

The extreme-value discounter plans to build a 750,000-sq. ft. facility in Amsterdam, New York, located in Montgomery County. This will be the company’s 16th distribution center. The project is expected to create 430 new jobs, as well as up to 200 temporary construction jobs needed to build the warehouse.

Construction will begin in late spring, with a planned completion date in fall 2018. When it opens, the facility is expected to supply products to approximately 800 Dollar General stores throughout New York and the northeastern states that the retailer serves.

“Dollar General is excited to add another state-of-the-art and highly efficient distribution center to support our growing store network in both New York and throughout the Northeast,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.

In New York, Dollar General currently operates approximately 360 stores with more than 3,000 employees. Earlier this month, the company announced plans to create roughly 340 net new jobs in New York as a result of new store growth planned for its 2017 fiscal year. Under this new plan, the chain will open 1,000 stores and two distribution centers.

Dollar General’s 15 other distribution centers are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin.


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