Clayco has been awarded the design-build contract for Dollar General’s new distribution center in Blair, Nebraska. This marks the sixth distribution center that Clayco will build for Dollar General.
Planned for an 85-acre site, the building will span about 800,000 square feet. Designed by Lamar Johnson Collaborative for future replication, this location will handle both dry and fresh items. The facility also includes 180,000 square feet of cold storage space that will range in temperatures from -20, -10, 38, and 55 degrees.
The $85 million project recently broke ground and, once fully operational, will create an estimated 400 new jobs in the surrounding community, which historically has relied heavily on agriculture-focused businesses for employment. The center will also add about $106 million annually to a 10-county area in and around Blair as well as provide around $300,000 in job training funds.
Clayco and LJC make up the project’s design-build team.