Proctor & Gamble eyes 4 sites in area for distribution center

February 12, 1993|By Frank Lynch | Frank Lynch,Staff Writer

Procter & Gamble Co. is considering three sites in Harford County and one in Baltimore County as possible locations for a major new distribution center.

An announcement on where the Cincinnati-based conglomerate will locate the modern warehouse operation could be made within weeks.

"We're currently looking at various sites in both Harford and Baltimore, but a decision hasn't been made yet, said Kerry Desberg, the public affairs manager for P&G at Hunt Valley. "We expect a decision to be made within the next several weeks."

Among the sites P&G is currently evaluating are:

* The 350-acre Riverside Business Park, owned by BLC Properties Inc. of Belcamp.

* A 40-acre parcel in Fashion Park east of Merry-Go-Round Enterprises' headquarters in Joppa, owned by Baltimore developer Leroy Merritt.

* The 403,000-square-foot former Channel Home Center building Perryman, now under lease to wholesale grocery distributor B. Green & Co.

* A 122-acre industrial tract in White Marsh owned by Nottingham Properties of Baltimore County.

The 400,000-square-foot facility, which would encompass 11 acres and use a high-tech merchandise stacking system, is expected to create about 100 jobs. Construction costs could reach $25 million.

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