Dollar General recently celebrated the official grand opening of the company’s 15th distribution center in Jackson, GA.
Approximately 1,000 employees, their families and special guests attended the opening. Dollar General said the company as well as state and local agencies have invested approximately $85 million in the construction of the new center. Dollar General expects its Jackson distribution center to create more than 500 jobs.
The company began shipping from the center in fall 2017 and currently, the nearly one-million-square-foot center supports approximately 750 stores in the southeast U.S.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of our 15th distribution center in Jackson and to create more than 500 new jobs that will provide long-term career opportunities to the people of middle Georgia,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “This strategically-located distribution center will not only allow Dollar General to contribute to the local economy in Georgia, but it also positions us to further support our store growth strategy throughout the southeast U.S. We are grateful for the collaboration from state and local leaders including Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the joint leaders from Butts and Spalding Counties who have been supportive since the project’s inception. We look forward to a positive, longstanding partnership with the community.”
The company is currently constructing new distribution centers in Longview, Texas, and Amsterdam, New York.