Jackson, Miss. (Nov. 14, 2019) –Kimberly-Clark Corporation is increasing production at its nonwovens facility in Corinth to support the growth of its personal care products in North America. The project is a corporate investment of more than $20 million and will create 25 jobs.
“Kimberly-Clark’s products are an everyday part of millions of peoples’ lives, and Mississippi is proud to support this company as it expands and adds dozens of new jobs in Corinth,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “By increasing its footprint in our state, Kimberly-Clark is reinforcing the fact that ‘Made in Mississippi’ is a stamp of quality known around the U.S. and worldwide.”
Kimberly-Clark is constructing a 45,000-square-foot addition onto its current facility and installing new technology to manufacture components for personal care products. The expansion will enable the company to deliver increased capacity, greater manufacturing efficiency and enhanced product quality.
“The Corinth team is excited about the role we will play in bringing innovations to life and supporting Kimberly-Clark’s future in the region,” said Vince Overholt, facility manager for Kimberly-Clark’s nonwovens operations in Corinth. “We’ve been a part of the community for nearly 40 years. Our engaged workforce and the generations that came before them have worked diligently to deliver sustainable results over the years and strengthen our competitive position within the organization. This wouldn’t be possible without their efforts and the support of our local and state partners.”
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for equipment relocation. The company also qualifies for the Advantage Jobs Rebate program, which provides a rebate to eligible businesses that create new jobs that meet or exceed the average annual wage of the state or the county in which the company locates. The Tennessee Valley Authority is providing assistance, as well.
“For nearly four decades, Mississippians in Alcorn County have produced Kimberly-Clark’s well-known brand names. The company’s expansion adding 25 more career opportunities in Corinth demonstrates to industry leaders around the world that the Mississippi team plays to win by having a strong, supportive business environment that fosters innovation and growth,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We salute our partners at The Alliance, the city of Corinth and Alcorn County whose teamwork with MDA played a key role in bringing this economic development win to our state.”
Kimberly-Clark employs more than 300 workers in Corinth between its nonwovens and K-C Professional* facilities. The shared site produces nonwovens components under the Huggies®, Pull-Ups®, Depend®, WypAll* and Block-it* brand names, as well as industrial wipers under the WypAll* brand name.
About Mississippi Development Authority:
Mississippi Development Authority is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at www.mississippi.org.