Clorox opens cat litter factory in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Clorox has opened a new cat litter plant in West Virginia that is expected to create more than 100 new jobs.

The company says the Martinsburg facility officially opened on Friday, with plans to inject $190 million into the local economy.

The facility is in an eastern West Virginia community that includes suburban Washington. The plant is expected to reach full capacity early next year.

The project includes a 97,000 square foot main building and 450,000 square feet offsite in a warehouse.

The facility will produce Fresh Step and Scoop Away waste.

Governor Jim Justice, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and staff of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin joined company officials for Friday’s commencement ceremony.

Clorox now has three facilities in West Virginia, including Kingsford-brand charcoal plants in Mineral and Tucker counties.