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Colgate-Palmolive Upgrades its Liquid Hand Soap Production at Ohio Facility

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Colgate-Palmolive is looking to meet a rising demand for liquid hand soap

Tue Feb 08 2022

Company Name: Colgate-Palmolive Company
Location: Cambridge, Ohio
Industry Sector: Energy and Chemicals
Company Profile: Colgate-Palmolive Company is an American multinational consumer products company headquartered on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It specializes in the production, distribution and provision of household, health care, personal care and veterinary products.  The Cambridge, Ohio facility of Colgate-Palmolive Company is a part of the Personal Care Products Division.
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Project Summary:

Type of Project: Expansion


  • Jobs committed: 24
  • Jobs retained: 318

Capital Investment: $1.2 million

Company Need:

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, sales of liquid hand soap and sanitizers have surged across the U.S. and several international markets.

The Colgate-Palmolive Company sought to meet the rising demand of liquid hand soap. The company’s southeastern Ohio facility manufactures cleaners, dish detergents, fabric conditioners and liquid hand soap.

“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.”
Rick Davis
plant manager, Colgate-Palmolive

Why Ohio?

Colgate-Palmolive will expand at its Cambridge facility as part of a Phase I update to the production of liquid hand soap.

The company cited the state’s workforce is among its reasons for expanding in Ohio. Ohio has an abundant, educated, committed, skilled and productive workforce. Ranked No. 8 in competitive labor environment, Ohio is also No. 8 in leading workforce development programs.

Colgate-Palmolive is one of the premier employers in Guernsey County with over 300 full-time equivalent jobs paying above average wages and offering competitive benefits. The $1.2 million investment will go mainly toward machinery and equipment.

“Improvements to Guernsey Industrial Boulevard will be the initial visible evidence of this major Colgate investment,” said Norm Blanchard, executive director of the Cambridge-Guernsey Community Improvement Corporation. “Designed by the County Engineer’s Office with input from Jackson Township, two separate Ohio Department of Transportation grants will provide a significant upgrade to this primary access to the Colgate campus. The Guernsey County Community Improvement Corporation is committed to doing all that is necessary to facilitate any and all of Colgate’s investment in Guernsey County.”


Ohio Southeast Economic Development, JobsOhio, Cambridge-Guernsey Community Improvement Corporation, the Ohio Development Services Agency, Jackson Township, and the Ohio Department of Transportation

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