In April 2017, Dollar Tree announced plans to invest $110 million to build a 1.2 million sq. ft. distribution facility in Warrensburg, Missouri. The new facility would support Dollar Tree’s retail store network in the Midwest – with approximately 200 inbound/outbound trucks per day.
“Warrensburg is a great community and Dollar Tree is a great addition to the region,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson, at the time. “Dollar Tree recognized Missouri’s business-friendly approach, our strengths in logistics and distribution, and the talent we have available in the region – and we are proud to have them investing and creating jobs in Missouri.”
Just over a year later, in 2018, Dollar Tree cut the ribbon on the new distribution center. Headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, Dollar Tree is the largest and most successful single-price-point retailer in North America.
“We are pleased to celebrate the grand opening of our new Warrensburg distribution center,” said Dollar Tree’s President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Philbin, at the time. “This facility represents a key component to supporting Dollar Tree’s continued growth. We are pleased to be able to create jobs in the western Missouri region and are appreciative of the partnerships and support provided by the State of Missouri, Johnson County and the City of Warrensburg.”
Missouri is a leader in distribution and logistics thanks to its central location and companies like Dollar Tree that call the state home. That’s why Missouri is known as North America’s Logistics Center.