Proctor and Gamble’s new $300 million plant opened Monday in Bear River City and the company has 120 employees at the present time, 70% of them local. Seventy additional employees will begin working at the new plant in the next several weeks. More than 4000 applications were received for the jobs according to Box Elder County officials. According to the Box Elder News Journal, the plant will service customers west of the Rockies and it is connected to a paper plant under construction which will produce Bounty and Charmin products starting later this year.Eventually the combined operations will have about 400 employees. As part of Proctor and Gamble’s commitment to community involvement a $25,000 donation was made to Box Elder County for use in building a new fine arts building at the County fairgrounds.
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