State and local leaders virtually commemorate the major retailer’s expansion and job creation in Montgomery
Montgomery, Alabama – August 5, 2020 – This morning, Dollar General announced the official grand opening of its newest DG Fresh cold storage facility, a 450,000 square foot operation in Montgomery, Alabama in partnership with State and local representatives. Honored guests who participated in the virtual event included Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed, Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean and Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman Arthur DuCote.
“We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of our newest DG Fresh facility as we grow career opportunities and our distribution center presence in Alabama,” said Rod West, Dollar General’s vice president of perishables growth and development. “We are incredibly grateful for the tremendous support from both state and local officials who helped make this project happen. Our Montgomery DG Fresh facility will allow us the opportunity to better serve our surrounding stores and communities with the quality products at affordable prices that customers depend on us to carry. We are equally excited to welcome employees to the Dollar General family.”
The new 450,000 square foot DG Fresh Montgomery facility located at 6080 Mobile Highway, seeks to support approximately 1,500 stores through the Company’s Fresh initiative, which is a strategic multi-phased shift to self-distribution of frozen and refrigerated goods such as dairy, deli and frozen products.
The facility will create approximately 65 new career opportunities. Interested applicants may review and apply for available positions at www.dollargeneral.com/careers. Dollar General is proud to invest in its employees as a competitive advantage and provides employees with competitive wages, world-class and award-winning training and development programs and benefits including day-one telemedicine eligibility and Dollar General’s Employee Assistance Foundation, as well as health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees.
Dollar General’s Montgomery distribution presence also includes the Company’s growing DG Private Fleet network. The Company provides store and distribution center employees with the opportunity to receive on-the-job training in earning their Class A CDL (commercial driver’s license) in joining the DG Fleet team. More information on Dollar General’s Private Fleet program can be accessed at https://careers.dollargeneral.com/private-fleet/.
Dollar General is further celebrating the grand opening through its mission of Serving Others by supporting literacy and education in Montgomery with a total of $15,000 in corporate donations to three local schools. Southlawn Elementary, Southlawn Middle School and George Washington Carver High School in Montgomery each received a $5,000 donation to celebrate the event.
“Our vision for a better Montgomery means bringing new, diverse and valuable opportunities to all of our residents,” says Steven L. Reed, Montgomery Mayor. “Dollar General shares this commitment. Not only will their operation provide quality jobs, but they are investing in our children’s future by pledging support to our schools. We welcome Dollar General and look forward to years of partnership and progress to come.”
“Dollar General is a trusted company with a long history in Alabama,” says Elton Dean, Montgomery County Commission Chairman. “The River Region has a lot to offer, and we are thrilled that this esteemed organization, that does business across the country, recognizes that. We are proud to welcome this outstanding company to our Montgomery family and look forward to working with them as they expand their footprint here in our beloved county.”
“At the Chamber, we are focused on bringing businesses of all sizes to Montgomery,” says Arthur DuCote, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman. “We are confident that Dollar General recognized our strong workforce and business-friendly environment when choosing a location for this facility. We are excited to welcome Dollar General and countless companies to come, to grow in Montgomery.”
Dollar General opened its first store in Alabama 55 years ago in 1965 and in addition to the 450,000 square foot DG Fresh Montgomery facility has a statewide presence that includes approximately 800 stores and a traditional distribution center in Bessemer that opened in 2012. Additionally, Dollar General proudly employs approximately 8,100 Alabamians.
To learn more about the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, visit www.montgomerychamber.com.
Editor’s Note: To download a video of the virtual announcement and ribbon cutting visit https://newscenter.dollargeneral.com/video_display.cfm?video_id=15088
ABOUT DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 16,500 stores in 46 states as of May 1, 2020. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.
Montgomery, Alabama USA fosters a business-friendly environment and understands that a healthy mix of large and small businesses constitutes the lifeblood of the city and region. A long history of trusted public-private partnership between the city, county, state and local business leadership creates an inviting business ecosystem. Montgomery is built on a dynamic history rooted in revolution as the center of both the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. On the forefront of cutting-edge development, Montgomery is attracting new businesses with its open internet exchange and opportunities for business growth, and new residents are coming for the city's work culture, transportation options and quality of life, including a revitalization of unique spaces in historic downtown with new attractions and diverse entertainment options. For more information, visit www.choosemontgomery.com.
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