The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) announced that it will establish a multicategory distribution center in the City of Union, Ohio to serve customers in the Midwest.
P&G will invest $89 million to build the one million-square-foot facility, which is expected to bring 800 new jobs to the Dayton region.
Ohio Governor John R. Kasich said that P&G is one of the world‚Äôs most recognized and successful companies, and expressed pride that the company was expanding its presence in Ohio with an innovative facility that will be unlike any others in the Midwest.
Company officials expect the new P&G distribution center to be operational by next year. P&G Global Product Supply Officer Yannis Skoufalos said the Dayton site is ideally located to leverage P&G‚Äôs scale and the company‚Äôs new distribution network to respond to consumers and customers in a way that has never been done before.
The City of Union and Montgomery County worked closely with JobsOhio and the Dayton Development Coalition to ensure that P&G had all the infrastructure it needed to go ahead with the distribution center project.
John Minor, president and chief investment officer for JobsOhio, the non-profit organization tasked with coordinating Ohio economic development projects and initiatives, said that Ohio was in competition with sites in several other locations that were also vying for the P&G distribution center project.
Minor added that Ohio values its longtime relationship with P&G, and the announcement of 800 jobs coming to Union strengths this valued relationship and reinforces the company‚Äôs commitment to investing in Ohio.
Dayton Development Coalition President and CEO Jeff Hoagland said that the P&G announcement was another great example of one of the elite companies in the world investing in the Dayton Region because they believe in the value the region offers.
Montgomery County Commission President Dan Foley credited the Dayton Development Coalition, noting that the announcement demonstrates that the DDC continues to advance economic growth, job creation and capital investment not just for the County, but the entire Dayton Region.
John Applegate, city manager for the City of Union, said this major commitment to create jobs in the city was the result of an exciting collaborative effort between the City, County and economic development organizations JobsOhio and the Dayton Development Coalition. Applegate also mentioned the Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District.