US retail chain Dollar General is planning to build a new distribution centre in Longview, Texas.
The Gregg County-based facility is expected to create 400 jobs and serve 1,000 Dollar General Retail locations in Texas and the south-east.
The construction of the 1,000,000ft² building is expected to begin this year, with pending receipts of all governmental permits and development approvals.
Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos said: “Dollar General is excited to expand our supply chain and distribution operations in the Lone Star state with today’s announcement.
“This facility is expected to support Dollar General’s growing store count in Texas where we already operate more than 1,400 current locations and have complementary operations in San Antonio.
“I would like to express my gratitude for our partnership with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, leadership in both Gregg County and the city of Longview and the Longview Economic Development Corporation, all of whom helped support this project.”
Construction engineering firm Clayco has been selected as the project’s general contractor, Leo A. Daly will be the architectural engineering firm, while Elan Design will serve as the civil engineering firm.
Longview Economic Development CEO Wayne Mansfield said: “The result of this collaboration will provide 400 jobs for our citizens and expand our tax base.”
With 1,400 stores and more than 12,000 employees in Texas, Dollar General has distribution centres in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.