Ewing-based Church & Dwight, manufacturer of Arm & Hammer products, announced today plans for a $55 million investment in a new gummy vitamin production line in Pennsylvania.
According to the announcement, the company will continue to manufacture gummy vitamins at its two facilities in the State of Washington. Construction will begin in January 2014 and the line is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2015. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania gave the company an economic development assistance package in connection with the investment, consisting of grants, tax credits, and training funds
The new production line is expected to employ approximately 180 people. Total 2014 capital expenditures are projected to be $85 million, of which approximately $40 million relates to the vitamin investment, the company said in a statement.
Church & Dwight acquired gummy vitamin maker Avid Health Inc. in August 2012 for $650 million.