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Commissioner Brodie says the County Worked hard to attract Clorox

October 26th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Clorox officially opened a new West Virginia cat litter plant that is expected to create more than 100 new jobs- an announcement that is great for the region, but a blow to Allegany County which fell short in it’s bid to attract the company. The Martinsburg facility opened on Friday, with plans to bring $190 million into the local economy. The plant is expected to reach full capacity by early next year. The project includes a 97,000-square-foot main building and 450,000 square feet offsite at a warehouse. County Commissioner Creade Brodie Jr tells WCBC News that despite diligent efforts to entice the company to locate in Allegany County- the local team could not overcome the logistical advantages that a north/south corridor such as Interstate 81 provides. In the end Brodie questions if the county was ever a serious contender for the project…