Dollar Tree is Fortune 500 company with $23 Billion in sales and in excess of 15,288 retail outlets in 2019. Recently acquiring Family Dollar, the organization opened 24 distribution centers (DC) in in 2019 and broke ground on their 25th DC, enhancing their supply chain as their retail footprint continued to expand. Dollar Tree shipped and received 1.8 billion cases in 2019, and is one of the top 10 importers to the US.
Dollar Tree opened its 25th Distribution Center (DC) in 2020 in the City of Rosenberg in Fort Bend County. The project proceeded during the challenges of COVID-19 and opened on time. The new facility committed significant capital investment, putting approximately 1 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space on the ground. The new DC houses high-tech equipment to create efficiencies and enhance safety for their over 500 employees. The large complex sits on 191 acres, complete with 113 dock doors, 39 shipping lanes and 5 miles of conveyors inside the complex. The Rosenberg distribution center will support retail outlets across Texas and into Mississippi and Louisiana.
The City of Rosenberg invested dollars to extend utilities to the new complex, adding utility connections down Interstate 69 to spur future development. The City of Rosenberg and Fort Bend County incentivized this project, adding 500 jobs to the region and significant value to the property tax rolls.
Dollar Tree hired nearly 500 employees for the Rosenberg DC during a global pandemic. Using virtual technology to access the local labor pool, 70 percent of the new jobs were from the Rosenberg area. Jason Nicholson, General Manager of the Rosenberg facility, said the access to labor and infrastructure was a significant factor in why they chose Fort Bend County for this project.