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Kimberly-Clark commits more than $100M to Alabama mill expansion


April 15, 2018
By P&PC Staff

Apr. 15, 2018 – Kimberly-Clark Corp. has approved a capacity expansion project at its Mobile, Ala., manufacturing facility to support K-C Professional’s bath tissue category growth in North America.

The company 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.

With an estimated investment of more than US$100 million, the two-year project is expected to deliver improved capacity, greater manufacturing efficiency and enhanced product quality.

“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,” said 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.”

Less than a year ago, Kimberly-Clark announced an investment in the Mobile facility for the construction of an on-site combined heat-power plant and various other production enhancements.    

“It’s rewarding to see Kimberly-Clark make another significant re-investment in its Mobile mill, which has been a major employer in the area for more than two decades,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.