Last week, P&G's Pineville fabric care facility completed its $100 million expansion, which enables the plant to deliver a new product, Tide Pods. Tide Pods are a detergent, stain remover and brightener in a three-chamber unit dose form. The three chambers allow a separation of ingredients so that they mix as they dissolve in the wash water. Tide Pods launched in February.
The expansion created 105 new direct jobs with a potential 567 new indirect jobs. The total of 672 new jobs in the Central Louisiana region is in addition to nearly 400 existing P&G jobs that the company retained with the expansion.
"P&G chose to reinvest in Louisiana because of our strong business climate, unparalleled quality of life and most importantly, because of our outstanding workforce," said Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Since 2005, P&G has more than doubled capacity at the Pineville plant. The Pineville site, which opened in 1969, covers nearly 1 million square feet in building space on 112 acres. In addition to Tide, P&G's Pineville production includes Cheer, Gain and Dreft laundry detergents.