Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Co. will create about 800 jobs at a new $89 million distribution center to be built near Dayton.
The 1.8 million-square-foot center in the city of Union, which is expected to begin operating in 2015, will distribute household goods made by P&G to customers in the Midwest. The jobs will be created through third-party customization and logistics providers.
“This new distribution center is part of a significant supply chain transformation in North America that will dramatically innovate the way we supply our customers,” said Yannis Skoufalos, P&G’s global product supply officer. “The Dayton site is ideally situated to both leverage P&G’s scale and our new distribution network to respond to customers and our consumers in a way we have never done before.”
P&G is the parent of well-known household brands like Tide, Downy, Pampers and Crest.
JobsOhio, the Dayton Development Coalition, Montgomery County, and the City of Union worked closely together to ensure that the company had the required infrastructure in place to support the facility.
“Procter & Gamble is one of the most successful and recognized companies in the world, and we are proud they are expanding their presence here in Ohio with this innovative facility that will be unlike any other in the Midwest,” Gov. John Kasich said. “JobsOhio’s strong relationship with P&G and the company’s confidence in doing business in our state is great news for the region and the hundreds of Ohioans who will benefit from the jobs this project will create.”
The Business Courier reported last year that Procter & Gamble was considering building a distribution center in Montgomery County, and that an industrial park in Union was a likely candidate.
P&G is revamping its distribution network throughout the country. The maker of household products such as Tide laundry detergent plans to open a 1.7 million-square-foot distribution center in Pennsylvania this summer. That $93 million project is expected to create more than 900 contract jobs.
Barrett J. Brunsman
Cincinnati Business Courier
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