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P&G to shutter KC soap factory that spanned generations



Procter & Gamble is pulling the plug on its century-old factory in the Armourdale District of Kansas City, Kansas, where generations of families have labored to make soap.

The work — and perhaps some of the 280 direct employees — will move to a new P&G plant in West Virginia, built in the last two years essentially to end Armourdale’s legacy.

The plant is slated to keep making soap into 2020. Meanwhile, some employees will be considered for transfer to the West Virginia facility, which expects to employ 700 to 900.

Read more: Kansas City Star, Kansas City Business Journal

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