Discount retail chain Dollar General announced plans to build the company’s 16th distribution center in Amsterdam, NY, located in Montgomery County just west of Albany.
The project is expected to create 430 new jobs at full capacity, as well as up to 200 additional, temporary construction jobs needed to build the project. After necessary permits and approvals are received, construction on the estimated 750,000-square-foot facility should begin in late spring 2017 with a planned completion date in fall 2018.
Dollar General operates 13,320 stores in 43 states.
“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. “It’s very exciting to move forward on a project that will create more than 400 jobs in Montgomery County. I am grateful for our continued partnership and support on this project from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York’s Empire State Development and local leadership in Montgomery County.”
Dollar General has selected Clayco as the project’s official general contractor, Leo A. Daly as the architectural engineering firm and Elan Design as the civil engineering firm.
When fully operational, the facility is expected to supply products to approximately 800 Dollar General stores throughout New York and the northeastern states that Dollar General serves. Dollar General most recently opened its 14th distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin and is currently under construction on its 15th facility in Jackson, Georgia. Regionally, the most recent distribution center was completed in 2014 in Bethel, Pennsylvania.
Amsterdam was chosen in part for its convenient location to Interstate 90, its proximity to Dollar General stores throughout the northeast, Montgomery County’s local business environment, quality workforce in the area and the availability of local and state economic incentives, among numerous other considerations.
In New York, Dollar General currently operates approximately 360 stores with more than 3,000 employees. Earlier this month, the company announced plans to create roughly 340 net new jobs in New York as a result of new store growth planned for its 2017 fiscal year.
Dollar General’s 15 other distribution centers are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin.