"P&G's commitment to strong values, excellent products and leadership is a wonderful fit with our community and business culture in Utah."
The Procter & Gamble Company's (NYSE: PG) Family Care business announced
today the grand opening of their new Box Elder, Utah Family Care
plant--the first new plant P&G has built in the U.S. in 40 years.
"We are proud to celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Box Elder Family
Care plant in Utah today in order to enable us to better serve more
consumers, more completely, across the U.S. and Canada," said Bob
McDonald, P&G chairman of the Board, president and chief executive
officer. "This is just one more way we are continuing to better serve
consumers through outstanding innovation and value in both developing
and developed markets."
Family Care's Charmin toilet paper is now rolling off the line, and
through the new Distribution Center Bounty paper towels, Puffs facial
tissues and a number of other P&G products are being shipped to
consumers and customers in the west, one of the fastest growing regions
in the U.S. P&G's Box Elder on-site Distribution Center officially began
operations in April 2010.
"I am truly pleased to officially welcome P&G, and celebrate the brand
new 'Utah made' Charmin now being shipped," said Utah Governor Gary R.
Herbert. "P&G's commitment to strong values, excellent products and
leadership is a wonderful fit with our community and business culture in
Located on 750 acres and 75 minutes from Salt Lake City, P&G Family
Care's new Box Elder plant has more than 600,000 square foot of
manufacturing space, plus 400,000 square feet for its on-site
Distribution Center which opened last spring to ship a number of P&G
products. P&G Family Care currently has five other manufacturing sites
in the U.S., but until now, none in the Northwestern area of the U.S.
"It is hard to believe that less than 4 years ago we announced our plans
to build the Box Elder site," said Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh, group
president, P&G Family Care. "We appreciate the warm welcome we've
received from the people of Utah, and the tremendous work of our
employees here and our other Family Care sites. The result is an
impressive, bright and efficient work space that will enable our
employees to continue to meet the needs of our Family Care consumers and
About P&G Family Care
P&G Family Care brands include some of North America's best loved
brands--Charmin bath tissue, Bounty paper towels and Puffs facial
About Procter & Gamble
Four billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around
the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted,
quality, leadership brands, including Pampers, Tide, Ariel, Always,
Whisper, Pantene, Mach3, Bounty, Dawn, Gain, Pringles, Charmin, Downy,
Lenor, Iams, Crest, Oral-B, Duracell, Olay, Head & Shoulders, Wella,
Gillette, Braun and Fusion. The P&G community includes approximately
127,000 employees working in about 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com
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