Dollar General Corporation has announced plans to build a second distribution centre in Gregg County, Texas.
The centre is expected to create 400 new jobs at full capacity and serve 1,000 Dollar General retail locations in Texas and the southeast.
Construction is likely to begin in early 2018 pending approvals from the government.
Dollar General intends to make the Longview centre its 17th facility in its distribution network and second in Texas.
Dollar General opened its first Texas distribution centre in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, in 2016.
Dollar General has appointed Clayco as the project’s official general contractor, Leo A Daly as the architectural engineering firm and Elan Design as the civil engineering firm for the 1,000,000 sq ft Longview facility.
Dollar General’s chief executive officer 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.
“We look forward to the facility helping better serve our customers with value and convenience, as well as creating career opportunities for approximately 400 future Dollar General employees.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said: “Texas’ dynamic and booming economy is attracting new businesses every day, and we are honoured to welcome Dollar General’s new distribution centre to Longview as the latest example.
“I am proud that companies like Dollar General continue to invest in our top-notch workforce, and I am excited about this partnership and the positive impact it will have on the Longview community.”
Longview Economic Development Corporation CEO Wayne Mansfield said: “A project of this magnitude absolutely requires a team effort and creative ideas.
“We are grateful for the spirit of cooperation between Dollar General and our local economic development partners in order to bring this project to completion.”