New Dollar Tree distribution center brings 400 new jobs to the Upstate
July 13, 2015
Dollar Tree, Inc. is establishing new distribution operations in the Upstate Corporate Park located in both Cherokee and Spartanburg counties. The $104.4 million investment is expected to create 400 new jobs over the next five years.
Dollar Tree operates more than 13,600 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces. Its stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree Canada and Deals. The company is supported by a coast-to-coast logistics network and employs more than 145,000 associates.
A Fortune 500 company, Dollar Tree has served North America for more than 28 years. The company’s store support centers are located in Chesapeake, Virginia and Matthews, North Carolina. With more than 100 store locations in South Carolina, Dollar Tree continues to grow and is reaching new customers online at www.DollarTree.com.
Dollar Tree will locate its Upstate South Carolina distribution operations at a new facility in the Upstate Corporate Park, situated off of Interstate 85. Construction of the 1.5-million-square-foot facility is expected to begin this month, with hiring for the new positions expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016. Those interested in joining the Dollar Tree team should visit the company’s career center page online. For more information on the company, visit www.DollarTree.com.
Broad River Electric Cooperative
“Dollar Tree selected the Upstate region for its distribution center because of the partnership Team South Carolina demonstrated during their site selection process. As part of Team SC, Broad River Electric Cooperative and SC Power Team were able to support this project through grant funding for infrastructure. While providing affordable and highly reliable electric power is the service we provide, being a utility partner focused on building communities is our commitment. The ability to bring resources that aid our state in industry recruitment and adding 100’s of new jobs to the area is especially rewarding for us.”
– Richard Baines
President & CEO, Broad River Electric Cooperative
“Dollar Tree is a large organization with tremendous growth opportunities ahead of us. We have been very impressed with the business-friendly approach and support that the State of South Carolina and counties of Cherokee and Spartanburg have provided. This project demonstrates our commitment to the Upstate area by creating hundreds of jobs in the region. We are proud to become a bigger part of the local community.”
Chief Executive Officer, Dollar Tree
“Dollar Tree has been extremely impressed with the South Carolina transportation infrastructure which will support the Upstate distribution center. The current Interstate 85 widening project and the efficiencies associated with the Greer Inland Port were instrumental in our site selection process. We also look forward to the recruiting and training assistance offered by the State’s Ready SC program as it will position us well in attracting and retaining long-term distribution center associates. We are excited about this Upstate project and are eager to initiate operations in 2016.”
– Stephen W. White
Chief Logistics Officer, Dollar Tree