Dollar General welcomed employees, their families and local and state officials to celebrate the official grand opening of the company’s 16th distribution center in Longview, Texas. At full capacity, the state-of-the-art Longview facility is expected to employ more than 400 people and support approximately 1,000 Dollar General stores.
The retailer’s presence in Texas now encompasses two distribution centers and more than 1,500 stores. The company announced plans to open its second Texas distribution center in December 2017, and began shipping from the Longview facility in early 2019.
“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,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “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 Greg Abbott, 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.”
The company is currently building a 17th distribution center in Amsterdam, New York.