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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ-Colgate-Palmolive Co. said Tuesday it wants to put its facility here up for sale when it shutters the plant in 2016, according to published reports. The consumer products company said last month it would close the facility, part of an efficiency program it announced last October that’s expected to reduce worldwide headcount by 6%.

Colgate’s 60-year-old plant at 191 East Hanover Ave. here, which makes liquid hand soap, body wash, antiperspirant and deodorant, will lay off 350 employees beginning early next year. Another 200 will be transferred to another Colgate plant in Piscataway, where an expansion is planned for 2015. The company also plans a new facility in the Southeast.

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