Kimberly-Clark is currently building a steam production facility at their site in Owensboro, on a $ 19 million project that is expected to be completed in the spring of 2021.
According to The Owensboro Times, company officials said the project will provide greater energy efficiency in all its operations.
“Kimberly-Clark is committed to doing its part to address climate change, and this project here in Owensboro is one of the ways we are driving greater energy efficiency throughout our operations,” said the Owensboro plant manager, Matt Gerdeman. “The project will allow our tissue manufacturing for Kimberly-Clark Professional business to be more energy self-reliant and more sustainable from an air quality standpoint.”
Currently, K-C is responsible for producing a quarter of the world’s tissues, paper towels, toilet paper and diapers for brands like Huggies, Cottonelle, Plenitud, Andrex, Scott and Kimberly-Clark Professional.
Gerdeman said that, while the project will ultimately shift existing jobs from the current operations, the high-efficiency power and steam production facility would enhance the facility’s competitive position in Kimberly-Clark’s global tissue supply network.
He also said that, if public health conditions permit, the company will hold some event of dedication in this master, after the start of operations at the plant, but no official date has been set.