Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), North America's leading operator of discount variety stores selling everything for $1 or less, has announced that it intends to expand its distribution center in Marietta, Oklahoma by an additional 400,000 square feet. More than 100 full time positions will be created as a result of the expansion.
The facility in Marietta opened in 2003 and is currently 603,000 square feet. This facility supplies products to our stores across eleven states, including all of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, and portions of Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana.
Construction on the expansion is scheduled to start in February 2013 and should be completed in the autumn of 2013. The total cost of the expansion is expected to be approximately $25 million, financed by Dollar Tree using available cash.
“Dollar Tree has grown steadily for 26 years,” said Bob Sasser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dollar Tree, Inc. "The expansion of our Marietta Distribution Center is consistent with our long-standing practice of building infrastructure to support future growth of our business. The additional capacity will allow Dollar Tree to continue to expand its reach and provide more value to more customers throughout the region.”“Over the past ten years, we have been extremely impressed with the business-friendly approach and support that the State of Oklahoma and Marietta have provided Dollar Tree. This project is a reflection of our commitment to the Marietta area. The expansion will enable us to continue growing in the community while creating jobs and exciting career paths for our associates. We are proud to be a part of this community." Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 Company, operated 4,630 stores in 48 states and 5 Canadian Provinces as of October 27, 2012. To learn more about the Company, visit www.DollarTree.com. A WARNING ABOUT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Our press release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is used in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements address future events, developments or results and typically use words such as believe, anticipate, expect, intend, plan, forecast, or estimate. For example, our forward-looking statements include statements regarding construction schedules and costs. For a discussion of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could affect our future events, developments or results, you should carefully review the “Risk Factors,” "Business," and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 15, 2012, the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and other sections in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed November 15, 2012 and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We are not obligated to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this report and you should not expect us to do so.