Clorox gets approval for Berkeley County plant

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — According to Gov. Jim Justice, a $192 million investment expected to bring 100 full-time jobs has received approval from the Berkeley County Planning Commission.

In February, the Panhandle News Network reported the facility will be in the Tabler Station business park south of Martinsburg off I-81.

“As soon as it came to me that Clorox was looking for a home for their new facility and the 100 new jobs that would come along with it, I told our people to jump all over it,” Justice said in a Tuesday news release. “And on top of all the new jobs, this facility is going to give our economy in West Virginia a real boost, and so today should be a really proud day for all West Virginians.”

Berkeley County was selected because of its location, workforce availability, resources and infrastructure.

The Fortune 500 company will produce Fresh Step kitty litter at its Tabler Station plant. It will be the third Clorox Company facility in West Virginia. Clorox already has Kingsford production facilities in Tucker and Mineral counties.