A global leader of consumer goods, personal care and household products has announced plans for a $501 million investment and the addition of 135 new jobs at its facility in Allen County.

The Procter & Gamble Company is expected to add a new product line while expanding its manufacturing and warehousing space at its Lima plant in order to meet the growing demand of its laundry business.

Earlier today, the company received approval of a Job Creation Tax Credit through the Ohio Tax Credit Authority. The project is in the early stages and is still pending the approval of local and state incentives.

“We are excited to explore the potential expansion of our operations Lima, in order to better meet demand for our products and serve our consumers. We are grateful to the Lima community, a place we have called home since 1968, for their continued support, and we look forward to many years of partnership and growth.”

– John Shaver, Plant Manager

Procter & Gamble began operations in Allen County over 50 years ago and has expanded multiple times. It currently has 749 full-time employees and about 600 contract employees at the local operation. Its headquarters is located in Cincinnati and the company has 11,000 employees in Ohio.

Allen Economic Development Group, the Regional Growth Partnership, JobsOhio and other private and public entities worked with the company to provide assistance for this project.

“Allen Economic Development Group and the leaders of Lima/Allen County are committed to assisting our businesses as they reach their full potential. Incentive opportunities support businesses like Procter and Gamble, which continue to invest in their local operations and support community and economic development that enriches all residents of the Greater Lima Region.”

– Dave Stratton, President and CEO of AEDG

An abundance of talent, passion and work ethic have helped Northwest Ohio become one of the most robust environments for advanced manufacturing. With a comprehensive transportation network to move product in and out, combined with a trained, dedicated manufacturing workforce, Northwest Ohio is recognized as a leading location for business. In just the last five years, businesses have invested more than $5.8 billion into new or expanding manufacturing operations, creating more than 11,000 new jobs.

“We are grateful that Procter & Gamble, a global brand and icon of Ohio ingenuity, is looking to invest more than $500 million to build one of its largest U.S. manufacturing plants in Lima, Ohio. The new facility is expected to bring 135 new, quality manufacturing and warehousing jobs, demonstrating the confidence that Procter & Gamble has in Northwest Ohio’s talent.”

– J.P. Nauseef, President & CEO of JobsOhio

Work on installing the new line and expanding the facility is expected to begin in July, with expected completion in 2026.