Dollar General will build a distribution center in Amsterdam, NY, the company’s 16th such facility.
Construction on the 750,000-square foot facility is expected to begin in spring of this year with a planned completion date of fall 2018. The new facility is expected to create 430 new jobs.
“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.
When fully operational, the facility is expected to supply products to approximately 800 Dollar General stores throughout New York and the northeastern states.
Company officials said Amsterdam was chosen in part for its convenient location to Interstate 90, its proximity to Dollar General stores throughout the northeast, Montgomery County’s local business environment, quality workforce in the area and the availability of local and state economic incentives, among numerous other considerations.
In New York, Dollar General currently operates approximately 360 stores with more than 3,000 employees. In February, 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.