The Clorox Company plans to locate a manufacturing operation for its cat litter business in Frederick County, Virginia. The proposed project would create approximately 100 new jobs.
Establishment of the facility is contingent upon completion of Frederick County’s public process, state officials said. Virginia Economic Development Partnership is working with Frederick County to secure the proposed project for Virginia.
“The Clorox Company has been a valued employer and partner to Virginia for more than 25 years, and we are honored the company is looking to reinvest in the Commonwealth with a major manufacturing facility in Frederick County,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “Clorox has a long history as a responsible corporate citizen, and we are confident that the company would continue to make positive contributions to the Commonwealth with a second operation here.”
Recently, the company’s manufacturing plant in Amherst, Virginia, which produces Glad-branded products, became one of 10 Clorox-owned facilities around the world to achieve “zero-waste-to-landfill” status, furthering the company’s commitment to sustainability in its operations.
“The Clorox Company’s desire to expand its presence in Virginia demonstrates the advantage of having an inventory of shovel-ready sites and buildings to ensure that global companies of this caliber always have the infrastructure they need to grow in the Commonwealth,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “Frederick County offers a strategic location with room for future expansion, and would position the company to meet increasing demand for its innovative cat litter products. We pledge Virginia’s support for Clorox to continue bringing economic growth and opportunity for citizens across the Commonwealth.”
“I am thrilled with The Clorox Company’s proposed project and grateful for the hard work of our state and local economic development partners that support the company’s choice of Frederick County,” said Senator Jill Vogel. “This new manufacturing operation by a top multinational marketer and manufacturing company is a major opportunity for our region and demonstrates how much Frederick County has to offer those looking for the perfect community to invest. We all look forward to working with The Clorox Company.”