Procter & Gamble plans $500M West Virginia plant

TABLER STATION, W.Va. – Procter & Gamble plans to build a $500 million, multi-category manufacturing facility in Tabler Station. It is set to open in 2017.

The company reported it will be one of the most advanced and sustainable plants in its global manufacturing and supply chain. The facility will be more than 1 million square feet and will produce P&G brands once operational. It is the first P&G plant in West Virginia and the second site it has built in the United States since 1971.

“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 is a significant investment by Procter & Gamble and a huge win for the state of West Virginia,” said Gov. 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.”

Source: Procter & Gamble
Source: Economic Development Blog

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