Dollar Tree to expand distribution center

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Dollar Tree has announced that it intends to expand its distribution center in Marietta, Oak., by an additional 400,000 sq. ft. 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 sq. ft. This facility supplies products to 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 CEO 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 Dolla