FLORIDA -- Dollar General on Wednesday provided additional details on plans the company has to build a distribution center in the Montgomery County Town of Florida.
The company said in a press release that at full capacity, the project is expected to create 430 new jobs and up to 200 temporary construction jobs. The facility is estimated to be 750,000 square feet when completed and, pending necessary permitting and approvals, construction should begin in late-spring of this year, with a planned completion date of fall 2018.
“Dollar General is excited to add 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.
The facility will be built by Clayco, a Chicago-based construction company. It will be designed by the architectural engineering firm of Leo A. Daly. Elan Design has signed on as the civil engineering firm.
Once operational, Dollar General expects the facility to supply 800 stores throughout New York and other northeastern states.
Company officials said the location was chosen for its convenient access to Interstate 90 and its proximity to Dollar General stores throughout the Northeast. They also credited Montgomery County's "local business environment, quality workforce in the area and the availability of local and state economic incentives," as factors in their decision.
The company operates 360 stores in New York, with more than 3,000 employees. Dollar General plans to create roughly 340 new jobs in the state in 2017 as a result of new store growth.