Tuesday, January 29, 2002

What's the Buzz?

P&G closes down plant in Kenya

By Cliff Peale
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Procter & Gamble Co. has shuttered a plant in Kenya that makes Always pads and Vicks drops.

        But P&G officials still won't say how many plants they have closed overseas as part of a global restructuring.

        In North America, the company has closed or sold nearly a dozen plants or major manufacturing lines.

        The plant in Nairobi officially ended production in late December. Production was moved to a plant in Egypt for Always and one in Nigeria for Vicks.

        P&G still operates several plants in East Africa, a spokeswoman said.

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