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Kimberly-Clark announces strategic investment in its Mobile, Alabama Mill
Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved a capacity expansion project at its Mobile, Alabama manufacturing facility that will support K-C Professional's continued bath tissue category growth in North America.
"The Mobile team is excited about the role we will play in supporting the projected growth of the bath tissue category in North America as a result of this capacity expansion project," says Todd Visscher, mill manager for Kimberly-Clark 's Mobile operations. "This investment, the commitment of our employees, and the community support will together bolster Mobile Mill's competitive position within Kimberly-Clark."
With an estimated investment of more than $100 million, this two-year project is expected to deliver improved capacity, greater manufacturing efficiency and enhanced product quality.
Less than a year ago, Kimberly-Clark announced another significant investment in the Mobile facility for the construction of an on-site state-of-the-art combined heat-power plant and various other production enhancements.
Kimberly-Clark employs more than 680 workers at the Mobile site, where it first established a presence in 1995 by acquiring it from Scott Paper Company, and produces bath tissue and paper towels under the Scott, Cottonelle, and K-C Professional brand names.
Bill Sisson, president and CEO of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, says: "This investment is a testament to the strength of Kimberly-Clark 's Mobile facility and its workforce," while Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, says:
"It's rewarding to see Kimberly-Clark make another significant reinvestment in its Mobile mill, which has been a major employer in the area for more than two decades. We've forged a great partnership with Kimberly-Clark over the years, and the state and local teams will continue to support the company's future successes."
19th April 2018