The two-year project will focus on expanding the plant’s production capacity and efficiency and is expected to add 14 new jobs at the site, while maintaining current employment.
“The Berkeley Mill team is proud about the role we will play in supporting the future growth of Kimberly-Clark’s adult and feminine care business in North America,” said Ernest Humphries, plant manager, Kimberly-Clark’s Berkeley Mill. “This investment, combined with the commitment of our employees and the support of the local community, will bolster the mill’s competitiveness and position us for continued success.”
“Henderson County is very proud to support Berkeley Mill’s expansion,” says Michael Edney, chairman of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners. “Kimberly-Clark is a legacy employer in our county, and we are proud to play a key role in the company’s future. We look forward to many more years together.”
The expansion plan comes following a restructuring announcement at K-C. The company announced in January it would close 10 jobs and eliminate 5000-5500 jobs as part of its global restructuring plan. The sites known to be affected by this plan two plants in Wisconsin—one making nonwovens and another making Depend adult incontinence items—and one in California, which makes consumer products like Scott toilet tissue and Kleenex as well as professional products including KimWipes and KayDry wipers.