Dollar General Distribution Center – Bessemer, Alabama

Bessemer, Alabama

Dollar General’s 10th distribution center consists of 965,600 SF in five buildings, including a dry storage warehouse/administrative office and employee welfare building, dispatch office/truck maintenance facility, receiving truck concourse guardhouse, shipping truck concourse guardhouse, and pump house/fire protection reservoir. Provisions were provided for 200,000 SF of future expansion to the dry storage warehouse.
The design employs the study and use of travel and path-use efficiencies. Pedestrian paths are accented with vehicular patterns that support product shipping and receiving. Effective use of natural light is employed to highlight occupied spaces and reduce electrical costs. Site work included auto parking, truck circulation and parking, landscape, storm water detention/retention, perimeter security fencing/gates, site lighting, and all site utilities.

At a glance

965,6000 SF


Honor Award
AIA Minnesota
Warehouse/Storage/Distribution Design Award
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute


Architecture Design
Interior Design
Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Civil,Construction Administration


Dollar General


items are kept in stock at each Dollar General store.

There are over 11,500 Dollar General stores located in 40 states across the US

7,30 SF

The average size of a Dollar General store.

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