Prime Minister Skerrit says Government is assisting in negotiating the purchase of the now closed Dominica Colgate Palmolive (DCP) facility
DCP formerly manufactured and packaged soaps, laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, toothpaste gels and tooth powders, natural glycerin, hand soaps, dentifrices, presoaks, toilet soaps, waterless hand soaps, and scouring cleansers.
That previously Dominican owned business had been acquired by international company Colgate Palmolive, but closed its operations in November 2015.
During a meeting with manufacturers on Thursday 15th December 2016, Mr Skerrit said, “We are also involved assisting in very intense negotiations on the purchase of Colgate Palmolive plant, and the state will play a very critical role in realizing that objective.
Mr Skerrit gave no reason for the closure of the facility, but it is widely known that the company was severely impacted by flooding during Tropical Storm Erika. Ninety-four (94) employees lost their jobs.
Prime Minister Skerrit insisted that the Government is not the one buying the facility, but is certainly playing a critical role.
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