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Procter & Gamble to expand paper facility in Utah

Procter & Gamble has obtained approval to expand its paper products manufacturing facility in the Bear River city, Utah, US.

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board has reviewed and approved an incentive for P&G’s expansion plan.

Expansion of the paper products manufacturing facility in Box Elder county is expected to generate $400 to $500m in capital investment, and create 200 jobs in 20 years.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert said: "This expansion is a significant boost for our state’s manufacturing sector, as well as the local communities where they operate.

"Procter & Gamble has invested greatly in Utah because we strive to maintain an innovative and business-friendly environment. We hope more and more businesses will take notice."

The state has approved up to a maximum tax credit of $11m.

P&G’s global product supply officer Yannis Skoufalos said: "This facility is an important part of P&G’s US manufacturing footprint, and its expansion is a strategic part of P&G’s North American Supply Network Re-design.

The company is also building a multi-category manufacturing facility in West Virginia.

Scheduled to be opened in 2017, the facility will be one of the sustainable plants among P&G’s global manufacturing and supply-chain operations, the company said.