Nearly 1,000 Dollar General employees, their families and company executives were joined by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan along with state and local dignitaries to celebrate the grand opening of the discount retailer’s distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin.
The company said the distribution center, its 14th, represents a local investment of approximately $100 million and the creation of more than 500 local jobs. The Janesville distribution center serves approximately 800 stores in nine states in the upper Midwest. With the completion of this project and its more than 130 store locations in the state, Dollar General now has more than 1,300 employees in the state of Wisconsin.
“Dollar General is excited to celebrate the grand opening of our Janesville distribution center and it is an honor to welcome Speaker Ryan to our facility as well as state and local leaders who supported this project,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “We have built a strong team in Janesville, and this new facility strengthens our distribution network and our ability to serve customers. We are delighted to have a strong presence in Wisconsin and look forward to a longstanding partnership with the community.”
The company has begun construction on its 15th distribution center in Jackson, Georgia, and is planning for its 16th distribution center in Amsterdam, New York.