Dollar General broke ground this week on a long-anticipated distribution center project in the Montgomery County town of Florida, adjacent to Amsterdam.
The center is expected to provide 430 new and permanent jobs, as well as 200 temporary construction jobs. The facility is planned at 750,000 square feet and will be the company’s 16th distribution center nationwide.
“Based on the project’s current timeline, Dollar General expects to complete construction and begin hiring employees to support the distribution facility by the fall of 2018,” the company said in a news release.
Dollar General said, when fully operational, the facility is expected to supply products to approximately 800 Dollar General stores throughout New York and the northeastern states that the company serves. In New York alone, Dollar General operates approximately 360 stores with more than 3,000 employees.
“Dollar General is looking forward to adding another state-of-the-art and highly efficient distribution center to support our growing store network in both New York and throughout the northeast,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “It is exciting to move forward with a project that will create more than 400 jobs in Montgomery County.”
The company said the area was chosen in part for its convenient location to Interstate 90 and proximity to Dollar General stores throughout the region, as well as the county’s business environment and state economic incentives.
The facility is being built by Clayco, a Chicago-based construction company. Design came from architectural engineering firm Leo A Daly. Elan Design has signed on as the civil engineering firm.
Dollar General’s 15 other distribution centers are in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.