Avon Consolidating Distribution in Guernsey-Muskingum’s Territory

Avon Products, a leading cosmetics company, is shutting down distribution centers in California and Georgia, and moving the work to its Zanesville facility, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Power to the distribution center is provided by Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative.

The New York-based company said the closures are part of a cost-savings initiative announced in December. “Orders processed at the Atlanta branch will begin to transition to Avon’s Zanesville, Ohio, facility in coming months, and that process is expected to be completed this summer,” Avon said in a statement.

It’s unclear how many jobs will be added, if any. The transition of orders from the Pasadena, California facility won’t occur until 2014.

Avon is a leading global beauty company with over $11 billion in annual revenue. As the world’s largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through over 6 million active independent Avon sales representatives. Avon’s line includes beauty, fashion and home products, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and mark.

Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative is headquartered in New Concord, Ohio, and serves Guernsey and Muskingum counties, as well as portions of Coshocton, Harrison, Morgan, Noble, Perry and Tuscarawus.