Procter & Gamble

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Procter & Gamble plans to expand its manufacturing base with a new facility in West Virginia.  The consumer products giant will build a plant in Berkeley County, which is in the northeast corner of the state, near Hagerstown, Maryland. 

According to a company press release, the one million square foot facility will manufacture multiple P&G brands once it's operational in 2017. It will also be the second new domestic plant built since 1971.  P&G currently has 29 plants in 21 states.

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Procter and Gamble is suing four former employees for allegedly sharing trade secrets with a competitor.

In a statement, P&G says the former Gillette employees wrongly disclosed highly confidential information with Dallas-based ShaveLogic.

A spokesman says during a routine review of shaving patent applications, P&G discovered proprietary details among ShaveLogic's documents.

P&G argues ShaveLogic benefited from the employees breach of contract.  It's seeking an injunction to stop any further information leaks.

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The world's largest maker of consumer products is preparing to downsize.

Tide and Pampers stay but the smaller brands are going.

Cincinnati based Procter and Gamble says it's streamlining its portfolio by cutting back to only 70 to 80 brands accounting for 90 percent of the company's sales.

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The Dayton Development Coalition 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.

Just this month there have been three major announcements:

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.  

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