Procter & Gamble to shutter Brockville, Ont. plant
Nearly 500 employees to be laid off as company moves production to West Virginia.
U.S.-based consumer goods maker and blow molder Procter & Gamble is closing its Brockville, Ont. plant.
The Brockville plant – which employs 480 workers – will be permanently closed in late 2020 or early 2021. P&G has operated in Brockville for nearly 40 years.
The plant will continue operating normally until early 2020 when P&G will finish shifting production to a new manufacturing plant currently under construction outside Martinsburg, W.V.
The Brockville plant – which manufactures Swiffer dusters, fabric softeners and Tide-to-go detergent pens – is one of the company’s four locations in Ontario, including its Canadian head office in Toronto. It will continue operating its manufacturing plant in Belleville as well as its distribution centre in Brantford, Ont.
“While this was a difficult decision for the company, the overall redesign efforts will help P&G transform the way it goes to market and revolutionize the way it sources, manufactures and produces across North America,” the company said in a statement.