Dollar General employees and their families, company executives and local government leaders recently celebrated the grand opening of the discount retailer’s 13th distribution center in San Antonio, TX.
Located in Bexar County, the distribution center represents a local investment of approximately $100 million and the creation of more than 500 local jobs, according to the company.
“Dollar General is excited to celebrate the grand opening of our San Antonio distribution center,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “We have quickly built a great team in San Antonio. This new facility strengthens our distribution network and helps our stores better serve our customers. We look forward to a longstanding partnership with the community as we continue to focus on our mission of serving others.”
Dollar General began construction on the 930,000 square foot facility in late 2014. The distribution center began receiving in December 2015 and shipping products in February of this year. It serves more than 800 stores in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. With the completion of this project and its 67 store locations in the county, Dollar General said it now has more than 1,000 employees in Bexar County. With more than 1,300 store locations in Texas, Dollar General said it employs more than 11,250 people in the state.
As part of the opening celebration, Dollar General made a $10,000 donation to the Carver Branch Public Library to support its literacy and educational outreach efforts.
Dollar General noted that it also has begun construction on its 14th distribution center in Janesville, WI, and is planning for its 15th distribution center in Jackson, GA.