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
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