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Made in West Virginia: An Update on the Construction of Our New Tabler Station Plant

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:01 pm EDT

A tract of land nestled in the rural mountains of West Virginia’s eastern panhandle will soon be the workplace for hundreds of West Virginians, where they’ll be making some of the trusted P&G products you use every day.

The Tabler Station facility is P&G’s latest investment in U.S. manufacturing, adding to the more than 25 sites we already operate across the country.

P&G purchased the approximately 450-acre site in 2014 for about $30 million. When fully operational, the facility will employ about 700 full-time P&G employees under its more than one-million-square-foot roof.

Soon after our ceremonial groundbreaking last September, excavation went into full swing to level the rugged terrain for construction of the new facility. We’re planning to pour the first concrete this fall.

Pictured at the September 18, 2015 groundbreaking ceremony are (left to right): Keith Burdette, WV Secretary of Commerce; Liz Fikes, P&G Product Supply Director - Engineering; WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito; WV Governor Earl Ray Tomblin; P&G Global Product Supply Officer Yannis Skoufalos; WV Senator Joe Manchin; Robin Bearden, P&G Vice President, HR, Global Product Supply; and Carolyn Brehm, P&G Vice President, Global Government Relations.

Along with P&G’s six new mega-distribution centers that opened last year, Tabler Station will help P&G reach 80% of its retail customers and consumers, especially on the east coast, within one day of transit from where the products are made. This closer proximity will reduce P&G’s inventory and costs, and improve our overall efficiency.

Though construction is still underway, we’ve already been accepting applications and conducting interviews for positions at the new facility. To date, about 800 people have started their application and interview process.

As the facility begins to take shape, many have asked: What P&G products will the facility make? Here’s a first look at some of the brands we’ll be making there, and when production will begin (these are the ones we can share so far, and should not be considered a final count):

Late 2017:

Bounce fabric enhancers 

Late 2018:

Shampoos and conditioners:

  • Pantene
  • Head & Shoulders
  • Aussie
  • Herbal Essences
  • Vidal Sassoon

Personal cleansing (body wash) products:

  • Olay
  • Old Spice

If you (or someone you know) are interested in applying for job at P&G’s new Tabler Station facility, you can do so at www.pgcareers.com.

Known for their close-knit culture and positive spirit of teamwork and camaraderie, our manufacturing plants are great places to work. These videos give you a glimpse into the pride and passion our people bring to work every day at our many manufacturing sites around the world.

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