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KMB Increases Output of Hygiene Products

›Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 9:51am CDT
San Antonio Business Journal

Kimberly-Clark Professional has expanded the production capability at its San Antonio skin care plant in order to produce more Kleenex branded hand sanitizers, foam, lotions and surface disinfecting products.

The company invested in upgrades in the San Antonio plant’s equipment and manufacturing processes to keep pace with the growing global demand for hand hygiene products. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed. Kimberly-Clark also did not release production numbers.

“As people have become more aware of the important role that hand hygiene products play in preventing the spread of infections, such as H1N1 and other strains of influenza, we have responded by accelerating our investments in our San Antonio facility,” says Josh Renihan, North American skin care business leader for Kimberly-Clark Professional. “Global demand for our skin care products is expected to increase in the coming years. We are making these investments to meet customer needs today as well as tomorrow.”

The Kimberly-Clark Professional Skin Care Facility was built in San Antonio in 1977 and currently employs 130 people. The facility produces skin care products for commercial, institutional and industrial use.

Roswell, Ga.-based Kimberly-Clark Professional is one of four business segments within Kimberly-Clark Corp., a global consumer products company that sells merchandise in more than 150 countries. Some of the parent company’s top brands include Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend.‹

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