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Kimberly-Clark release

August 17, 2010
Kimberly-Clark Professional Invests in San Antonio Skin Care Plant To Meet Increasing Global Demand for Hand Hygiene Products
ROSWELL, Ga. – Kimberly-Clark Professional has undertaken a series of improvements and investments in its San Antonio, Texas, facility to meet the growing global demand for its skin care products and other hygiene offerings.
The upgrades have enabled the facility to increase production of its Kleenex brand instant hand sanitizers, foam, lotion and other skin cleansers as well as a ground-breaking new surface disinfecting product, which was launched in the U.S. in July.
“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,” said 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 improvements to the San Antonio Skin Care facility include:
• Investments in the plant’s infrastructure.
• Capital investments in equipment and manufacturing processes.
• Increasing the capability of the plant’s bottle lines.
• Sustainability best practices, including improving ventilation systems to reduce emissions from manufacturing processes.
“These and other ongoing improvements will ensure that we have the ability to meet higher demand levels for instant hand sanitizers as well as our other skin care products now and in the future,” said Byron Prosser, operations team leader for the San Antonio Skin Care Facility.
About the San Antonio Skin Care Facility
The Kimberly-Clark Professional Skin Care Facility in San Antonio was built in 1977 and currently employs 130 people. The facility produces a full line of skin care products for commercial, institutional and industrial use.
For more information about Kimberly-Clark Professional, its products and its sustainability program, visit www.kcprofessional.com/us
About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional is an indispensable business partner, delivering leading-edge health, hygiene and productivity solutions that provide tangible value every day, everywhere. Kimberly-Clark Professional is also committed to reducing environmental impact at every stage in a product’s life cycle with its Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow program. Known for innovative, quality solutions for away-from-home washrooms, “clean” and “industrial” manufacturing environments, and DIY settings, the global brands of Kimberly-Clark Professional include Kleenex, Scott, Kimcare, WypAll, KleenGuard, and Kimtech. With the acquisition of Jackson Safety, Kimberly-Clark Professional offers an even broader range of PPE and other safety offerings, including welding and work-zone safety products. Located in Roswell, Ga., Kimberly-Clark Professional is one of Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s four business segments and can be visited on the web at www.kcprofessional.com.
About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world''s population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries.