Church & Dwight

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Church & Dwight Co Inc.
Type Public NYSECHD
Industry Dental, Medical
Founded 1847: as John Dwight and Company
1896: as Church & Dwight, Co.
Founder(s) John Dwight
Headquarters Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.
Key people James R. Craigie, CEO
Matthew T. Farrell, CFO
Bruce F. Flemming, CMO
Products Laundry detergent
Baking soda
Depilatories
Pregnancy tests
Revenue $2.6 billion (2011) [1]
Employees 3,600 (as of 2010) [2]
Divisions Arm & Hammer, Nair
First Response, OxiClean
Brillo
Website churchdwight.com

Church & Dwight Co Inc. is a major U.S. manufacturer of household products that is based in Ewing, New Jersey. While it manufactures many items, it is by far best known for its Arm & Hammer line which includes baking soda and many other items made with it.

Church & Dwight was ranked 723 in the Fortune 500 listing of companies in 2010.[3]

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The company was founded in 1896 to unify two companies created by John Dwight of Massachusetts and his brother-in-law, Austin Church of Connecticut. Their partnership had begun in 1846 with the two founders selling sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) that they refined in Dwight's kitchen.[4]

While the brand name was not based on his name, the late Armand Hammer was a minority shareholder in Church and Dwight in his later years and served on the company's board of directors.

The company's UK arm is based in Folkestone, Kent.

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Church and Dwight's brands include:

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