An $89 million Procter & Gamble facility that will be built near Dayton will lead to hundreds of new jobs. 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. He says Ohio was in competition for the center with several other locations in the U.S.
Company officials say the facility will be operating in 2015.
"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."
The project will create 800 jobs through third-party customization and logistics providers.
"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," said Ohio Governor John R. Kasich. "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."
JobsOhio, the Dayton Development Coalition, Montgomery County, and the city of Union worked closely together to ensure the company had the required infrastructure in place to support the 1 million-square-foot distribution center.