Dollar General Celebrates Grand Opening of Distribution Center in Walton, Kentucky
WALTON, Ky .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Today, Dollar General celebrated the grand opening of its distribution center in Walton, Ky., Alongside employees, company executives, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and other officials. Representing an investment of approximately $ 65 million in Boone County, Ky., The Walton plant is expected to create 300 new career opportunities in distribution and private fleets and support more than 800 Dollar General stores at full capacity .
“We are thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of our Walton distribution center and continue to support the communities of Kentucky,” said Todd Vasos, CEO of Dollar General. “Dollar General’s roots run deep in the Commonwealth, and we are grateful for the partnership of national and local teams including Governor Andy Beshear, Northern Kentucky Economic Development, Boone County Executive Judge Gary Moore, The Chamber of Northern Kentucky Commerce, the Town of Walton, and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development who have helped us invest more in the state. We look forward to welcoming new employees to the Dollar General family and to being a longtime business partner in the Boone County community.
“Joining Dollar General’s management team, new hires and local leaders to help open this facility today makes a clear statement about the direction of the company and Kentucky,” said the Governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear. “Dollar General’s decision to add new operations in our state highlights Kentucky’s key location for the distribution and logistics industry, an area experiencing supercharged demand as we rush out of this. pandemic. My congratulations to Dollar General and the many people who have worked to make today’s announcement possible. As our economy accelerates, we look forward to seeing this large-scale facility, and the company’s eight-decade partnership with Kentucky continues to thrive.
Demonstrate Dollar General’s commitment to the Walton community and its mission of Serve others, Dollar General donated $ 10,000 to independent schools in Walton-Verona to support local literacy and education initiatives.
“Dollar General is an exceptional corporate citizen and we join with the Town of Walton in celebrating its investment in Northern Kentucky,” said Lee Crume, President and CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED. “We appreciate that Dollar General is expanding its supply chain network and creating hundreds of jobs in the Cincinnati area.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Dollar General to the Town of Walton,” said Town of Walton Mayor Gabe Brown. “They have a reputation for providing quality, well-paying jobs, satisfied employees and being great community partners. Dollar General is as American as an apple pie. Their continued growth and stability ensures that they will be a part of our community for decades to come. I wish them continued success and look forward to them being a great addition to our wonderful city.
Dollar General’s presence in Bluegrass State now includes two distribution centers, nearly 640 stores and a growing private fleet in Walton that collectively employ approximately 6,000 Kentuckians. The Company is also in the final stages of construction of a 160,000 square foot DG Fresh facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Dollar General’s additional traditional distribution centers are located in Alachua, Florida; Amsterdam, New York; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Bessemer, Alabama; Bethel, Pennsylvania; Fulton, Missouri; Indianola, Mississippi; Jackson, Georgia; Janesville, Wisconsin; Jonesville, South Carolina; Lebec, California; Longview, Texas; Marion, Indiana; San Antonio, Texas; Scottsville, Kentucky; South of Boston, Virginia; and Zanesville, Ohio.
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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to buyers for over 80 years. Dollar General helps buyers save time. To save money. Everyday.® by offering frequently used and restocked products, such as food, snacks, health and beauty products, cleaning products, basic clothing, housewares and seasonal items at low prices of every day in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 17,426 stores in 46 states as of April 30, 2021. In addition to high quality private labels, Dollar General sells products from the most trusted US manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestlé, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.