Tambrands has been granted a permit for a 47,000-square-foot expansion at the Procter & Gamble tampon production facility on Hotel Road in Auburn. It comes after last year’s 85,000-square-foot expansion. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal file

One year after employees at Procter & Gamble’s Tambrands tampon production plant were told about expansion plans at 2879 Hotel Road in Auburn, there’s more coming.

Auburn’s planning and permit office approved another application May 22 for a $15 million, 47,000-square-foot, two-story addition to the southwest corner of the facility. A spokesman for parent company Procter & Gamble said it’s all part of the company’s push to expand capacity at the state-of-the-art facility by adding production space, offices, conference rooms and utilities.

Last year, the company started work on a $15 million, 116,000-square-foot addition for production and warehouse space.

Since 2000, the company has invested more than $350 million in the Auburn plant.

The plant is the only production facility for Tampax brand products in North America. It also supplies product for Europe and Asia.

Procter & Gamble and other tampon manufacturers faced sporadic shortages in stores around the country in 2022. There have been no widespread reports of tampon shortages since late last summer.

This story was originally published as part of “Lunch-only destination opens on Lisbon Street.” The Buzz offers quick hits about trending area business happenings. Have a Buzzable tip? Contact business writer Christopher Wheelock at 689-2817 or cwheelock@sunjournal.com

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