Executive Briefings

New Plant in West Virginia Part of P&G's Supply Chain Transformation Project

The Procter & Gamble Company plans to 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 $500m 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 percent of them within one-day transit," said Skoufalos.

Source: Procter & Gamble

The more than one million square-foot facility represents a capital investment of approximately $500m 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 percent of them within one-day transit," said Skoufalos.

Source: Procter & Gamble