Cleveland's P&G Duracell plant adding 60 jobs

Cleveland's P&G Duracell plant adding 60 jobs

March 28th, 2012 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

The Duracell Cleveland Manufacturing Plant owned by Proctor and Gamble in Cleveland, Tenn. is seen in this file photo.

The Duracell Cleveland Manufacturing Plant owned by Proctor...

Photo by Danielle Moore

P&G Duracell will expand its battery manufacturing and packaging facilities in Cleveland, Tenn., officials said today.

The expansion will create 60 jobs and represents a $36 million investment by P&G Duracell, the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance alkaline batteries.

"Existing Tennessee industries are an integral part of the communities they call home, and I would like to thank P&G Duracell for reaffirming its commitment to the citizens of Bradley County," state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said in a press release. "Expansion decisions are only made after careful and thoughtful consideration, and this announcement shows a tremendous vote of confidence in the area's quality workforce and the state's favorable business climate."

The Cleveland manufacturing facility is one of only three P&G Duracell plants in the U.S. and will be the sole producer of C- and D-cell batteries for the Duracell brand.