Monday, June 10, 2013

Family Dollar Distribution Center getting ready to open

About 175 new employees are busy stocking the shelves and ramping up for day one of operations at the new Family Dollar distribution center in St. George. The company plans to begin shipping merchandise out of the $80 million facility July 8, and area leaders are touting the opening as a much-needed boost to the economy. The 817,000-square-foot building, tucked away at the far south end of the Fort Pierce Industrial Park, is expected to open with roughly 200 employees. Managers plan to open up a second shift at the start of next year, along with jobs for about 150 more. Eventually, the total number of jobs could exceed 450. The Spectrum