Dollar General will build new distribution centers in three states that represent a combined investment of $480 million. Each facility with one million square feet of space will support the company’s growing DG Private Fleet presence.
At full capacity the Aurora, Co., and Salem, Ore., facilities are each expected to create approximately 400 new jobs, and North Little Rock, Ark., is expected to create 300 jobs.
“We look forward to breaking ground on these new projects, which will help us not only better serve our customers and communities, but also combine efficiencies of our DG Fresh and traditional supply chains,” said Tony Zuazo, Dollar General’s executive vice president of global supply chain.
The North Little Rock and Salem distribution centers are expected to add to the company’s growing number of dual facilities, which combine the capabilities of ambient and DG Fresh supply chain networks, and the Aurora facility will provide traditional functionalities. Dollar General’s first ground-up dual distribution facility is currently under construction in Blair, Nebraska, and facilities in Ardmore, Okla., and Zanesville, Ohio currently operate with dual efficiencies having recently added DG Fresh capabilities to support supply chain efficiencies.