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November 19, 2007

 

Colgate-Palmolive

In early 2006, Colgate-Palmolive announced that its toothpaste plant in Clarksville, Indiana would relocate to Morristown, Tennessee by 2008. Another indication of Indiana’s shift from a manufacturing-based economy, the news came as a blow to the plant’s 500 employees, along with economic forecasters in Southern Indiana.

July 10, 2006

 

The Invention of Fluoride Toothpaste

In 1950 Proctor and Gamble subsidized research at Indiana University on the use of stannous fluoride--a fluoride/tin compound--in the prevention of tooth decay.

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