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K-C invests $120m in North American market

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) has announced building expansion and new equipment plans worth $120m for its facility in Jenks, Oklahoma.

The project will expand the site by 270,000 square feet as well as add new assets for the manufacture of its Kleenex folded tissue products and Scott bath tissue. It is expected to be completed in 2020.

The mill currently manufactures the company’s Cottonelle and Scott bath tissue products as well as Scott and Viva towels.

Kirk Linna, Jenks plant manager, said: “We are excited to increase Jenks’ manufacturing capacity and set up our operations to better support Kimberly-Clark’s objectives to grow and remain a top competitor in the North American market.

“We are also thankful for the support of the state of Oklahoma and Jenks community along the way.”

The facility expects to create more than 50 full-time jobs.

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