NORWICH – Selling the Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals research laboratory and manufacturing plant at Woods Corners in Norwich couldn’t come too soon for town Supervisor David C. Law.
He told members of the Chenango County Planning and Development Board Tuesday that officials from what was once the county’s most prestigious and largest employer “seem to be dragging their feet.”
“We’ve had a couple of nibbles, but nothing really strong,” he said. “We have to get someone in there.”
The Cincinnati-based pharmaceutical company announced in June 2007 that it would close down operations over a two-year period. The company currently employs 180 at Woods Corners, down from 700 just seven years ago when it owned and operated the Eaton Center on Eaton Avenue in the City of Norwich and a manufacturing facility in North Norwich.