P & G To Relocate Iams Headquarters

VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) -- The Procter & Gamble Co. has notified officials in Vandalia (VAN'-dell-yuh) that it will shut down the headquarters of its pet food business in late October.

The consumer goods maker had announced earlier plans to move the 240-person Iams (EYE'-uhms) operations from the Dayton suburb to a P&G facility in the northeastern Cincinnati suburb of Mason.

Cincinnati-based P&G says it wants to give the pet food business closer access to other company operations.

The company has hired a commercial real estate consultant to sell the 12-acre Vandalia complex that includes two buildings of about 53,000 square feet apiece, just off Interstate 75.

P&G says it will continue to operate a pet food manufacturing plant and technical center at Lewisburg, west of Dayton in Preble County.

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