Dollar General opens Kentucky distribution center

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Dollar General has opened its newest distribution center.

Located in Walton, Ky., the location represents a $65 million investment in the community, where an expected 300 private fleet career opportunities supporting more than 800 stores are to be created, the company said.

“We are excited to celebrate our Walton distribution center grand opening and to continue supporting Kentucky communities,” Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO said. “Dollar General’s roots run deep in the Commonwealth, and we are grateful for the partnership from state and local teams including Governor Andy Beshear, the Northern Kentucky Economic Development, Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the City of Walton and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development that helped us further invest in the state. We look forward to welcoming new employees into the Dollar General family and being a longstanding business partner in the Boone County community.”

As a way to demonstrate its support for the Walton community, the Dollar General team presented a $10,000 donation to the Walton-Verona Independent schools to support their local literacy and education initiatives.

“Joining with Dollar General’s leadership team, new employees and local leaders to help open this facility today makes a clear statement about the direction of the company and Kentucky,” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. “Dollar General’s decision to add new operations in our state highlights Kentucky’s key location for the distribution and logistics industry, a sector seeing supercharged demand as we sprint out of this pandemic. My congratulations to Dollar General and the many people who worked to make today’s announcement possible. As our economy accelerates, we look forward to seeing this facility at full scale and the company’s eight-decade partnership with Kentucky continue to flourish.”