RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD), a major American manufacturer of household products, will invest $27 million to expand its facility at 1851 Touchstone Drive in Chesterfield County. The company will upfit existing space to establish a new manufacturing line for an innovative scent-boosting laundry product. The project will create 53 new jobs.
“Church & Dwight’s continued investment in Chesterfield County sends a clear message that manufacturers know they have a strong partner in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “Proximity to major interstates and population centers positions the company to easily deliver its iconic household products to target markets, and the region’s skilled manufacturing workforce supports Church & Dwight’s steady growth. We look forward to building on our strong partnership in the years to come.”
“Virginia has a rich manufacturing history in advanced materials manufacturing, and Church & Dwight’s long-term success reinforces our outstanding logistical advantages, strong industry workforce, and stable business climate,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “The company is creating high-quality manufacturing jobs that benefit Chesterfield County and the regional economy and the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program will recruit and train skilled talent to facilitate Church & Dwight’s expanding production.”
“We decided to reinvest in Chesterfield County because of the skilled and stable workforce within our existing manufacturing plant and access to the regional manufacturing workforce, as well as the collaborative relationship we’ve enjoyed with the state and local governments, community college, and manufacturing support organizations,” said the Director of Supply Chain Capabilities Andrew Glowatsky. “Located off Interstate 95, we have one-day access to markets in the northeast, the south, and some of our major distribution centers. We also very much appreciate the strong support we receive and the long-term partnerships we have with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Chesterfield Economic Development, Community College Workforce Alliance, Chesterfield Department of Utilities, and the Virginia Manufacturers Association.”