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P&G opens new plant for family care business

BY Allison Cerra

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble announced the grand opening of its new plant in Box Elder, Utah, marking the first plant the company has built in four decades.

P&G said the plant, which also features an on-site distribution center, will handle the company’s family care business of brands, which includes the Bounty, Charmin and Puffs brands. The Box Elder plant has more than 600,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, plus 400,000 sq. ft. for its on-site distribution center, which opened last spring to ship a number of P&G products.

"We are proud to celebrate the grand opening of our new Box Elder family care plant in Utah [today] in order to enable us to better serve more consumers, more completely, across the [United States] and Canada," said Bob McDonald, P&G chairman, president and CEO. "This is just one more way we are continuing to better serve consumers through outstanding innovation and value in both developing and developed markets."

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Nice-Pak expanding wet wipe distribution facilities, manufacturing plants

BY Allison Cerra

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — Wet wipes manufacturer Nice-Pak announced it is expanding its distribution facilities and manufacturing plants.

Nice-Pak said the move will further the company’s leadership position and significantly enhance its global sustainability platform.

Nice-Pak produces more than 125 billion premoistened products in the baby, beauty wipes, personal care, hand wipes and household wipes categories.

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Evian’s plastic bottle gets revamped

BY Allison Cerra

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Taking a cue from other beverage makers, Danone Waters of America said it has redesigned its 1.5-liter Evian bottle as part of the company’s ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

The new Evian bottle, which reduces the overall carbon footprint by 32%, remains 100% recyclable while using 11% less weight (down to 28.6 g per bottle). The bottle, the company added, is made of up to 50% recycled PET.

"Evian is committed not only to the quality and purity of our water, but also to the reduction of our impact on the environment," said Jerome Goure, VP marketing for Danone Waters of America. "With the launch of our latest bottle, which is lighter and more compactable, we hope that our consumers will feel good about purchasing Evian, and feel encouraged to recycle."

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