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Another Kimberly-Clark Plant Proposed for Closure — This One in California

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

Kimberly-Clark has announced the proposed closure of another manufacturing facility as part of its Global Restructuring Program, but there is still no information on whether the Corinth plant will be impacted.

Kimberly-Clark announced Thursday its proposal to close its Fullerton, Calif. manufacturing facility, which employs about 330 people.

This was the third manufacturing facility that Kimberly-Clark has proposed closing as part of the restructuring effort. Kimberly-Clark plans to reduce its global workforce by up to 5,500 jobs and close or sell about 10 manufacturing facilities.

The other two plants that Kimberly-Clark has proposed closing are in Wisconsin and employ about 600 people.

Kimberly-Clark has about 160 company employees in Corinth and another 140 contract employees.

Any final decisions on the facilities in Fullerton and Wisconsin “will be announced by the company after appropriate consultation and/or negotiations with the union and other labor stakeholders,” said Kimberly-Clark spokesman Terry Balluck.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has proposed increasing certain tax credits from 7 to 17 percent in an effort to keep the two plants in the Fox Valley area open.

Kimberly-Clark did not request an incentive package from the state of Wisconsin, said Balluck. He added that Kimberly-Clark will continue to be one of the largest employers in that area of Wisconsin and that Neenah, Wisc. will remain the headquarters for the company’s North American consumer business.

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About Josh Mitchell

Josh Mitchell is the news editor for Corinth Today. He can be reached at 662-872-9907 or news@corinthtoday.com.