Hundreds of employees in Kansas City, Kan., were told to go home Tuesday around 2:30 p.m., but asked to return at 8 a.m. Wednesday for a meeting.
During that meeting company officials announced that they will transfer production of 'Our Dish Care' business from KCK to Talber Station, W.Va.
Procter and Gamble employs around 600 people in the region with half of those working at the KCK plant that's been in business since 1905.
According to the KCK Chamber of Commerce, Procter and Gamble is responsible for producing $100 million for the Kansas economy.
Just last week hundreds of Harley-Davidson employees learned that the giant motorcycle maker, will close its Kansas City assembly plant in 2019.
For additional context, today’s announcement is the result of a study started in 2013 across our North American supply network to help us more efficiently and effectively serve retailers and consumers across the country.
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