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Procter & Gamble closing its Kansas City, Kan., plant

Robert A. Cronkleton And Matt Campbell, The Kansas City Star on

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KANSAS CITY -- Procter & Gamble announced to employees Wednesday morning that it is closing its Kansas City, Kan., plant.

A statement from the company says production will be transferred to its new facility at Tabler Station, W.Va.

"This is planned to be complete by mid-2020 and will result in the closure of the Kansas City plant in late 2020," the statement said.

The meeting comes a week after federal officials sued a Chicago-based staffing company seeking back pay and punitive damages for women employees who were harassed at the Kansas City, Kan., soap factory.

SMX LLC, which does business as Staff Management5/8SMX, allegedly violated the employees' civil rights by allowing a manager to repeatedly harass the workers, according to the lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The company was reportedly meeting with union leaders prior to meeting with employees at the plant at 1900 Kansas Ave. in Kansas City, Kan.

 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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