Kanto and Chemtrade jointly decided to invest in Arizona because it is a hub of advanced semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S. Choosing a location close to customers allows KPCT to better supply products and services with quality, reliability, and consistency. The proximity also minimizes the carbon footprint from transportation and enables sulfuric acid recycling, making responsible use of water and chemical resources.
“This joint venture, bringing KPCT Advanced Chemicals to Greater Phoenix, is critical to the market and will strengthen our semiconductor ecosystem by bolstering the local supply chain while allowing uninterrupted service to a burgeoning hub of semiconductor suppliers and fabs in the region,” said Chris Camacho, President, and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “We’re excited to see another semiconductor supplier investing in Casa Grande and look forward to partnering in their continued growth and success.”
Procter & Gamble Investing $500M In Coolidge
Earlier this month in Pinal County, Ohio-based Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Coolidge. The $500 million facility will support P&G’s fabric care portfolio, which includes products such as Tide PODS®, Downy Unstopables® and Bounce® Dryer Sheets. The new facility is expected to be operational by 2025, and will create approximately 500 new jobs.
“Pinal County is a prime location for serving our consumers and customers across the region,” said Martin Hettich, P&G Senior Vice President, Fabric Care, North America. “The Coolidge facility will be key to supporting P&G’s Fabric Care business, and we look forward to our partnership with the community for years to come.”
The manufacturing facility will be built on 427 acres at Inland Port Arizona. P&G intends to complete land acquisition for the Coolidge facility this month and begin construction on the facility in 2023.
“Arizona is proud to welcome this new manufacturing facility from such an iconic American company as P&G,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “P&G represents another global leader establishing manufacturing operations in Arizona, bolstering our state’s booming manufacturing industry and adding hundreds of good jobs in Pinal County.”
In the past few years, companies including Solvay, semiconductor leader Chang Chun Arizona, electric vehicle manufacturers Lucid and Nikola, Kohler, and Owens Corning have also announced manufacturing operations in Pinal County.