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Kimberly-Clark Corp. announced significant expansion plans for its Mobile mill. The Texas-headquartered company will initially invest $75 million for an onsite heat and power plant.
It is the first of multiple investments expected over the next two years and will boost the Mobile mill’s overall competitiveness within Kimberly-Clark. Currently the Mobile site employs more than 600 employees and produces bath tissue and paper towels under Scott, Cottonelle and K-C Professional brand names.
“Kimberly Clark has long been an integral part of Mobile’s manufacturing base. Their continued growth and investment in Mobile is evidence of their commitment to the region and to Mobile’s business climate,” says Troy Wayman, the Mobile Area Chamber’s vice president of economic development. “We are excited about this expansion and their continuous success.”
“Kimberly-Clark has been an outstanding partner to our community for many years. We are pleased to support them in making this major investment in the City of Mobile,” said City of Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson. “Mobile is open for business, and it’s a great time to invest in Mobile.”
“We are fortunate to have a long-standing relationship with the company, which has been a great corporate citizen for decades. This $75 million investment in our area solidifies its commitment to Mobile County,” said Mobile County Commission President Merceria Ludgood.
Kimberly-Clark first established a Mobile presence in 22 years ago in 1995. The company, in 2010, announced a $50 million capital investment as part of its plan to save 80 high-paying positions.
The official company media release can be found here.