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August 13, 1992
To have a good neighbor, you must be a good neighbor.Harford County has seen that familiar aphorism borne out in the quality of new businesses that have relocated there in recent years. While the county development office weighs tax base, job creation, economic and environmental impacts, it also evaluates the community involvement record of companies it wants to attract to Harford. "For a company to be successful in the long run, it needs to be committed to the community," says the county's economic development chief James Fielder.
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Erica L. Green | December 3, 2012
The Mount Washington School is vying for a $50,000 grant from Clorox, and asking for the Baltimore city community's help to secure it. The school entered into the Clorox CompaNy's "Power a Bright Future" competition under which the company plans to dole out $200,000 to give to schools across the country.  Mt. Washington is among nearly 2,500 schools that have entered to win one of seven grants,  which it plans to put toward boosting its...
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By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | May 13, 1998
Clorox Co. said yesterday that it will spend $25 million for an expansion of its Aberdeen plant that will increase production by 70 percent and add up to 50 jobs.Jim Berger, the plant manager, said Oakland, Calif.-based Clorox plans to shift production of four product lines from plants in Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta and New Jersey.Those changes could make the Harford County plant one of the largest producers of household cleaning products worldwide. "What this gives us is critical mass to be able to support capital investment for equipment to make our own packaging," Berger said.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | August 29, 2011
Investor Carl Icahn, who besieged General Motors, Yahoo and dozens of other companies over three decades, has dragged his trebuchets to the walls of Clorox Co., maker of toilet-bowl cleaner. Last month he offered $10.2 billion to buy the company, which manufactures liquid bleach in Aberdeen. He raised the deal to $10.7 billion after Clorox's board told him to get lost. It's an "unsolicited bid," as the financial press described it, although this goes without saying. You invite a takeover offer from Icahn no sooner than you solicit a case of shingles.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | February 23, 2005
THE FOLKS at Clorox Co. have produced a small miracle of merchandising, and I'm not talking about the paradigm-shattering ToiletWand System. ("Better cleaning with every swipe!") As a consumer products company with less than $5 billion in sales, Clorox has not only avoided being stomped by big competitors (Procter & Gamble, sales of $50 billion) and customers (Wal-Mart, sales of $250 billion), it has mopped up the competition - launching innovations, boosting sales and doubling its stock price in five years.
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By Frank Lynch and Frank Lynch,Staff Writer | June 13, 1993
A little more than two years after breaking ground i Perryman, the Clorox Co. celebrated the opening of its largest manufacturing and distribution center yesterday.Harford County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann, 2nd District Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, Clorox Chairman G. Craig Sullivan and plant manager Jim Berger unfurled a huge blue bow that read, "Thanks Maryland!" during a 30-minute ceremony at the center.Lawmakers and company officials praised the cooperation between government and private industry that led to construction of the $75 million, 360,000-square-foot center on Perryman Road.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | October 20, 1998
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Clorox Co. agreed to buy First Brands Corp. yesterday for about $2 billion in stock and assumed debt, as the largest U.S. maker of laundry bleach seeks to boost sales by adding Glad bags and STP auto products to its stable of brands.First Brands shareholders will get about $39 a share in Clorox stock, a 65 percent premium to Friday's price, or a total of about $1.52 billion. Clorox will also take on $440 million in debt.Clorox, which is twice the size of First Brands and makes products such as Formula 409 cleaner and Combat pesticide, is betting its clout with big retailers and stringent cost controls will turn around the company.
BUSINESS
By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1999
A Harford County company is close to finalizing a deal to become Clorox Co.'s Northeast distributor, a move that could bring about 250 new jobs to the area.If the deal goes through as planned, Michel Distribution Services of Belcamp will build two facilities in Aberdeen that together will cost about $35 million and encompass 1 million square feet. The company plans to spend another $20 million to $30 million on computers and other infrastructure materials."Obviously this is a rather significant deal to our organization," said President Chris Michel.
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Erica L. Green | December 3, 2012
The Mount Washington School is vying for a $50,000 grant from Clorox, and asking for the Baltimore city community's help to secure it. The school entered into the Clorox CompaNy's "Power a Bright Future" competition under which the company plans to dole out $200,000 to give to schools across the country.  Mt. Washington is among nearly 2,500 schools that have entered to win one of seven grants,  which it plans to put toward boosting its...
BUSINESS
By Amy C. Arnott and Amy C. Arnott,MORNINGSTAR.COM | June 15, 2003
Investors who wouldn't mind getting a check or two in the mail from their stock portfolios can breathe a sigh of relief. They will now pay a tax rate of 15 percent on stock dividends, instead of paying taxes at much higher ordinary-income tax rates. That makes dividend-paying stocks more attractive for taxable accounts. Let's look at some. We'll focus on stocks that have a proven record of boosting their dividends over time, as well as the financial resources to continue paying dividends in the future.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | May 29, 2008
Catherine Anne Keilty, a chemical engineer, died Sunday of complications from the autoimmune disorder scleroderma at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Phoenix resident was 49. Born Catherine Anne Sailor in 1959 in Redwood City, Calif., she earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from California State University at Long Beach. She began her career at Chevron's El Segundo refinery as a process engineer. In 1992, she moved with her family to Aberdeen, where she was hired to assist with the start of the Aberdeen Clorox manufacturing plant.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | February 23, 2005
THE FOLKS at Clorox Co. have produced a small miracle of merchandising, and I'm not talking about the paradigm-shattering ToiletWand System. ("Better cleaning with every swipe!") As a consumer products company with less than $5 billion in sales, Clorox has not only avoided being stomped by big competitors (Procter & Gamble, sales of $50 billion) and customers (Wal-Mart, sales of $250 billion), it has mopped up the competition - launching innovations, boosting sales and doubling its stock price in five years.
BUSINESS
By Amy C. Arnott and Amy C. Arnott,MORNINGSTAR.COM | June 15, 2003
Investors who wouldn't mind getting a check or two in the mail from their stock portfolios can breathe a sigh of relief. They will now pay a tax rate of 15 percent on stock dividends, instead of paying taxes at much higher ordinary-income tax rates. That makes dividend-paying stocks more attractive for taxable accounts. Let's look at some. We'll focus on stocks that have a proven record of boosting their dividends over time, as well as the financial resources to continue paying dividends in the future.
BUSINESS
By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1999
A Harford County company is close to finalizing a deal to become Clorox Co.'s Northeast distributor, a move that could bring about 250 new jobs to the area.If the deal goes through as planned, Michel Distribution Services of Belcamp will build two facilities in Aberdeen that together will cost about $35 million and encompass 1 million square feet. The company plans to spend another $20 million to $30 million on computers and other infrastructure materials."Obviously this is a rather significant deal to our organization," said President Chris Michel.
BUSINESS
By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1999
Clorox Co.'s Aberdeen bleach plant is already a corporate star and is one reason the long-moribund cleaning products company is no longer your father's Oldsmobile.That star is likely to rise higher: The Oakland, Calif.-based Clorox introduced yesterday a splash-proof bleach called "Advantage" that analysts predict will be a big hit with consumers.And Clorox officials say the new product should heighten the importance of the Aberdeen plant in Harford County. The plant has become a corporate model thanks to its employee-involvement culture and low-cost production -- and which just started making the new Ultra Liquid Clorox 2 bleach that's designed to clean colored fabrics.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | October 20, 1998
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Clorox Co. agreed to buy First Brands Corp. yesterday for about $2 billion in stock and assumed debt, as the largest U.S. maker of laundry bleach seeks to boost sales by adding Glad bags and STP auto products to its stable of brands.First Brands shareholders will get about $39 a share in Clorox stock, a 65 percent premium to Friday's price, or a total of about $1.52 billion. Clorox will also take on $440 million in debt.Clorox, which is twice the size of First Brands and makes products such as Formula 409 cleaner and Combat pesticide, is betting its clout with big retailers and stringent cost controls will turn around the company.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1996
Noxell sells Lestoil to Clorox Co.Proctor & Gamble Co.'s Hunt Valley subsidiary said yesterday that it had sold the Lestoil cleaner brand to Clorox Co.The subsidiary, Noxell Corp., will not cut any jobs, spokeswoman Kimberly L. Stewart said. The few employees who were involved in Lestoil will continue to work in Hunt Valley on the Max Factor and Cover Girl lines, she said."Lestoil was not a strategic fit," she said. "Ninety-nine percent of the business in Hunt Valley is cosmetics and fragrances."
BUSINESS
May 5, 1994
LDDS offers $2 billion for WilTelLong-distance phone company LDDS Communications Inc. has offered $2 billion to buy rival Williams Telecommunications Group, saying it wants WilTel's technology and base of large private customers.LDDS is the nation's fourth-largest long-distance telephone company. Based in Jackson, Miss., it is chaired by billionaire John Kluge, one of the country's richest people.Tulsa, Okla.-based WilTel caters mostly to large business clients. A merger would create a long-distance company that could begin to rival AT&T, MCI and Sprint.
BUSINESS
By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | May 13, 1998
Clorox Co. said yesterday that it will spend $25 million for an expansion of its Aberdeen plant that will increase production by 70 percent and add up to 50 jobs.Jim Berger, the plant manager, said Oakland, Calif.-based Clorox plans to shift production of four product lines from plants in Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta and New Jersey.Those changes could make the Harford County plant one of the largest producers of household cleaning products worldwide. "What this gives us is critical mass to be able to support capital investment for equipment to make our own packaging," Berger said.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | November 1, 1996
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose yesterday, paced by household goods makers Procter & Gamble Co. and Clorox Co., after falling commodity prices and a series of economic reports supported investors' perception of a slow-growth economy.Investors turned to shares of consumer goods companies because those typically offer the most dependable earnings in a slowing economy.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 36.15 to 6,029.38, its biggest jump in two weeks.In the broader market, the Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 4.37 to 705.27, and the Nasdaq composite index jumped 15.28 to 1,221.
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