American consumer and professional products manufacturer The Clorox Company is boosting its research and development (R&D) capabilities with the addition of a new research and development facility and headquarters in Durham, NC for its Better Health Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements (VMS) business, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a recent release.
The company is investing $7.5 million in the project. Once operational, the facility will support R&D activities and corporate operations for the Better Health and Burts Bees businesses. Vitamins, minerals, and supplements produced by the VMS division are sold under the RenewLife, Rainbow Light, Natural Vitality Calm, and NeoCell brands.
“Clorox is grateful to be able to deepen our commitment to the North Carolina community, offering employment and investment during what is admittedly a difficult time for many,” Matt Gregory, vice president and general manager of Health & Beauty for Clorox, said in a statement. “The Triangle has demonstrated a proven track record of attracting, retaining, and developing top talent – talent which will continue to help Clorox wellness brand drive good, sustainable growth and champion people to be well and thrive every single day.”
A number of new jobs will be created as a result of the expansion, including positions in IT, management, marketing, sales, finance, and research and development. North Carolina’s Economic Investment Committee approved a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) of up to $2.1 million over 12 years to support the company’s project.