Church & Dwight Expands Chesterfield County, Virginia, Operations
The company will establish a new manufacturing line for an innovative scent-boosting laundry product.
“We decided to reinvest in Chesterfield County because of the skilled and stable workforce within our existing manufacturing plant and access to the regional manufacturing workforce, as well as the collaborative relationship we’ve enjoyed with the state and local governments, community college, and manufacturing support organizations,” said the Director of Supply Chain Capabilities Andrew Glowatsky. “Located off Interstate 95, we have one-day access to markets in the northeast, the south, and some of our major distribution centers. We also very much appreciate the strong support we receive and the long-term partnerships we have with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Chesterfield Economic Development, Community College Workforce Alliance, Chesterfield Department of Utilities, and the Virginia Manufacturers Association.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Chesterfield County to secure the project.
“Virginia has a rich manufacturing history in advanced materials manufacturing, and Church & Dwight’s long-term success reinforces our outstanding logistical advantages, strong industry workforce, and stable business climate,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “The company is creating high-quality manufacturing jobs that benefit Chesterfield County and the regional economy and the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program will recruit and train skilled talent to facilitate Church & Dwight’s expanding production.”
Governor Youngkin approved a $300,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Chesterfield County with the project. The company is eligible to receive benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program.
“The decision of Church & Dwight Co. to invest $27 million to expand its operation in Chesterfield County very clearly says this company is finding value by doing business in Virginia,” said Stephen A. Edwards, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “Here at The Port of Virginia we’re investing and expanding as well, and this will allow us to accommodate growing cargo volumes and provide even greater access to worldwide markets for companies like Church & Dwight. We are committed to helping Church & Dwight grow its global reach and look forward to continuing the collaborative relationship we have with this company.”
Church & Dwight is an American consumer goods company focusing on personal care, household products, and specialty products. It is the parent company of brands such as Arm & Hammer, Trojan, OxiClean, and First Response.
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