The Procter and Gamble Box Elder plant on Iowa String Road was rolling out more than paper towels Wednesday, as crowds of state and local dignitaries gathered for its official grand opening.
Robert McDonald, President and CEO of P&G, was making his first visit to the Box Elder plant, a 26-acre facility located in Bear River City and a $300m investment for the company. He said he was impressed with the openness and natural light the construction design has provided. But more than that, he was impressed with the quality and commitment of people hired locally as part of the 200 employees at the plant, which manufactures and packages Charmin and Bounty products. About 90 percent of the production line and is local hires.
“We hope to continue touching and improving lives in the Box Elder County area,” he said, adding, “You’ll find Procter and Gamble giving back to the communities here.”
Joe Tomon, who is the site leader, made good on that promise by announcing a $30,000 donation from the company to Box Elder School District. “We appreciate the opportunity to make a difference in the Box Elder community,” he said, “and education and learning are a high priority.”
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