Procter & Gamble en Why Dayton's economy is rebounding <p><a href="" target="_blank">The Dayton Development Coalition</a> has been busy lining up businesses to move into a region that in less than a decade was hit hard by the loss of NCR, GM and DHL.</p><p>Just this month there have been three major announcements:</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 27063 at Why Dayton's economy is rebounding P&G building distribution center in Montgomery County <p>An $89 million Procter &amp; Gamble facility that will be built near Dayton will lead to hundreds of new jobs.&nbsp; JobsOhio President John Minor says the Cincinnati-based consumer products company is establishing a distribution center in the city of Union to serve its Midwest customers.&nbsp; He says Ohio was in competition for the center with several other locations in the U.S. &nbsp;<br /><br />Company officials say the facility will be operating in 2015. &nbsp;<br /> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:41:05 +0000 Mark Heyne 26758 at Procter & Gamble selling pet food business <p>Procter and Gamble says Mars Incorporated has agreed to buy the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands for $2.9 billion in cash.</p><p>A release&nbsp; says the companies expect to complete the transaction in the second half of 2014, subject to regulatory approvals.&nbsp; Mars currently owns&nbsp; PEDIGREE, WHISKAS, BANFIELD, and ROYAL CANIN.</p><p>Mars Petcare Global President, Todd Lachman, said: “We view the addition of the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands as exceptionally strategic. This acquisition is a perfect fit with our Mars Petcare vision of making&nbsp; a better world for pets."</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:51:24 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 25260 at Procter & Gamble selling pet food business Procter & Gamble sets new goals on palm oil <p>Procter &amp; Gamble says it's committing to no deforestation in its palm oil supply chain.&nbsp; The Cincinnati-based consumer products company says it's going to improve its practices with all its suppliers, including small local farmers, to ensure protection of forests. &nbsp;</p><p>Greenpeace activists staged several protests last month around the world, including one at the company's downtown headquarters. They said P&amp;G used palm oil from a supplier tied to tropical forest destruction.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:54:50 +0000 Mark Heyne 25224 at Greenpeace demonstrators arraigned for P&G signs <p>Nine Greenpeace activists who hung signs on Procter &amp; Gamble's downtown headquarters this month<strong> entered not guilty plea</strong><strong>s</strong> Friday through their attorney. They are charged with burglary and vandalism.&nbsp;</p><p>If convicted of the March 4th incident, the charged from New York, Maryland and Washington D.C., Illinois and California, could be sentenced to nine and a half years in prison and have to pay a $20,000 fine.</p><p>Read their names<a href="" target="_blank"> here.</a></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:24:47 +0000 Ann Thompson 24519 at Greenpeace demonstrators arraigned for P&G signs