For the first time in more than 30 years, Procter & Gamble, the world’s leading consumer products company, is developing a greenfield site from the ground up in the United States. The site, in Box Elder County, Utah, will be a manufacturing facility. It is the focus of a $300 million investment.
Based on current projections, Procter & Gamble anticipates the initial creation of approximately 300 jobs at the Box Elder plant. Estimated wages at the new facility are expected to be more than 200 percent of the Box Elder County median. Additionally, the company is consistently named as one of the “best places to work” and a “top corporate citizen” by industry and customer service journals and associations.
“Procter & Gamble manufactures products in 80 different countries,” said Jeff Edwards, president and CEO of Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “Their corporate executives could have chosen to locate this facility anywhere in the world, but decided to make this significant investment in Utah."
The Procter & Gamble corporate expansion project was led this past year by Governor Huntsman and a team of Utah economic development agencies, including the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Box Elder County, Brigham City, and many other state and local agencies and utilities.
“We are very excited about the beginning of this long-term relationship with the State of Utah and BoxElderCounty,” said Matthew Donthnier, human resources manager for the new site. “We anticipate great opportunities to leverage the local work force and culture; to provide superior products to our customers in the western United States. This is a partnership where we will both win big.”