THE WHAT? Colgate-Palmolive has announced a planned $1.2 million upgrade of its Cambridge, Ohio-based plant, as demand for liquid hand soap and sanitizers continues to rise amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
THE DETAILS The personal care giant is said to be earmarking most of the expansion spend for machinery and equipment, with 24 new jobs said to be created by the new project.
The plant is run by the company’s personal care division and produces fabric conditioners, liquid hand soap, cleaners, and dish detergents.
THE WHY? Consumer personal hygiene measures have heightened exponentially as the threat of the pandemic continues globally, with hand sanitizers and soap being a hot commodity in a post-pandemic world.
Plant Manager Rick Davis said in a statement, “The Colgate-Palmolive Cambridge Team is very excited for the investment in our site and our team. Our site has a long tradition of high performance and has had a strong community partnership since the plant was built in 1988. We look forward to this continued partnership.”