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Dollar General Puts Major Bucks Into Pennsylvania DC to Serve 1,000 Stores

Plans for a new distribution center near Philadelphia will allow Dollar General to more effectively replenish its rapidly expanding store base.

Dollar General said it planned to build a new 900,000-square-foot distribution center on 109 acres in Bethel Township located near the intersection of I-78 and State Route 501 just west of Philadelphia. The company said it still needs to purchase the land and receive the necessary governmental permits and development approvals, but those requirements appear to be mere technicalities as construction is expected to begin this fall. Hiring would begin in the fall of 2013, according to the company.

The total cost for the facility, including equipment and fixtures, is expected to reach approximately $100m. At full capacity, the facility will likely employ more than 500 people to serve more than 1,000 stores in the northeast. Additionally, Dollar General's third-party transportation provider expects to employ 75 drivers.

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Dollar General said it planned to build a new 900,000-square-foot distribution center on 109 acres in Bethel Township located near the intersection of I-78 and State Route 501 just west of Philadelphia. The company said it still needs to purchase the land and receive the necessary governmental permits and development approvals, but those requirements appear to be mere technicalities as construction is expected to begin this fall. Hiring would begin in the fall of 2013, according to the company.

The total cost for the facility, including equipment and fixtures, is expected to reach approximately $100m. At full capacity, the facility will likely employ more than 500 people to serve more than 1,000 stores in the northeast. Additionally, Dollar General's third-party transportation provider expects to employ 75 drivers.

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