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Procter & Gamble to Invest $500 Million in W.Va. Facility


  Procter & Gamble plans to invest $500 million in a West Virginia manufacturing facility slated to open in 2017.

In a news release Tuesday, the multinational manufacturer said it expects to create 700 permanent jobs at the planned facility in Berkeley County, near Tabler Station outside Martinsburg.

Another 1,000 temporary construction positions are expected.

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based company hasn’t announced which brands will be produced there.

Its products include personal care, household cleaning, laundry detergents, prescription drugs and more. The company had about $83 billion in sales in the 2014 budget year, and 23 brands have annual sales of $1 billion to $10 billion each.

The plant will be Procter & Gamble’s 30th in the United States, and the second built in the country since 1971.