"This new plant will leverage economies of scale and standardized manufacturing platforms to P&G’s advantage by allowing us to produce multiple brands at one strategic location"
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) will build a multi-category
manufacturing facility in Berkeley County, West Virginia, in the Eastern
Panhandle of the state near the town of Tabler Station. When the plant
opens in 2017, it will be one of the most advanced and sustainable
plants among P&G’s global manufacturing and supply-chain operations.
The more than one million square-foot facility represents a capital
investment of approximately $500 million and will produce multiple P&G
brands when it is fully operational. Currently, P&G’s U. S. operations
include 29 plants in 21 states. This will be P&G’s first plant in West
Virginia and only its second new site in the U. S. since 1971.
The new, multi-category manufacturing plant is part of a redesign of
P&G’s North American supply network. “This new plant will leverage
economies of scale and standardized manufacturing platforms to P&G’s
advantage by allowing us to produce multiple brands at one strategic
location,” said Yannis Skoufalos, P&G’s Global Product Supply Officer.
The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia also positions P&G to utilize its
new distribution center network, which includes large facilities in
Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. “This will enable us to rapidly and
efficiently serve retail customers and consumers throughout the eastern
half of the United States, reaching 80% of them within one-day transit,”
“This is a significant investment by Procter & Gamble and a huge win for
the state of West Virginia,” said Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. “As the
world’s leading consumer-goods manufacturer, P&G is one of the most
reputable companies in the world and is a superb employer. In the
initial phase, the facility will create over 1,000 construction jobs,
and, when it opens, will employ approximately 700 full-time, highly
skilled P&G workers. We are excited to welcome Procter & Gamble to West
Virginia, and we look forward to a strong working relationship with the
company for many decades to come.”
“This investment is about the future of P&G’s entire supply chain from
sourcing raw materials to production and distribution,” said Mr.
Skoufalos. “It integrates our valued external business partners and
contractors as well as P&G employees. We look forward to working with
our new partners in West Virginia, as well as being a good corporate
citizen in the region, for many years to come. I would like to thank the
local officials in Berkeley County as well as the West Virginia state
officials, especially Governor Tomblin, who made this project a reality.”
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