- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Procter & Gamble says the state’s figures for its planned manufacturing facility in the Eastern Panhandle are wrong.

Procter & Gamble spokesman Jeff LeRoy tells media outlets that the company stands by the numbers it announced on Feb. 10. The Cincinnati-based company said then that the plant would be 1 million square feet and would create an estimated 700 full-time jobs.

Department of Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette said last week that the company’s planning documents call for a building of 4.3 million square feet, and the creation of about 1,100 jobs.

LeRoy says the company’s design plans were taken out of context. He says they are a “biggest case ever scenario.”

The plant is scheduled to open in 2017.

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