Kimberly-Clark Corporation recently added to the manufacturing project announcements in Oklahoma. The company is making an investment of more than $120 million in its tissue facility in Jenks, Oklahoma. The facility, located outside Tulsa, currently manufactures some of the company’s well-known Cottonelle® and Scott® bath tissue products, as well as Scott and Viva® towels. In addition, the facility also includes a regional distribution center.
This investment supports a project to expand the Jenks facility by 270,000 square feet and install new assets for manufacturing Kleenex® folded products and Scott® bath tissue. The multi-phased project is expected to be completed in 2020.
“We are excited to increase Jenks’ manufacturing capacity and setup our operations to better support Kimberly-Clark’s objectives to grow and remain a top competitor in the North American market,” said Kirk Linna, Jenks facility Manager. “We are also thankful for the support of the state of Oklahoma and Jenks community along the way.”
With the addition of new manufacturing equipment and capacity, the facility expects to create more than 50 full-time jobs. The company plans to begin hiring for these new roles in August and will post openings at careersatkc.com.
“It is businesses like Kimberly-Clark that will help us continue to move our state forward,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. “One of my administration’s priorities is to encourage businesses to invest in our state and ensure we are focused on how we can best grow Oklahoma together. I look forward to seeing the jobs created and positive impact that this expansion will have in the Jenks area and our state as a whole.”
“Kimberly-Clark’s Jenks facility is a prime example of the success manufacturers are capable of achieving in Oklahoma,” said Sean Kouplen, Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development. “We are proud to see this facility continue to expand its production facility and increase job opportunities for Oklahomans.”
Kimberly-Clark opened the Jenks facility in 1990. The facility’s employees continue to support the Jenks and metro Tulsa area as active community partners through over 200 volunteer and charitable donation opportunities that includes more than $236,000 in donations to the United Way in 2018.
“Kimberly-Clark is a valued member of the Jenks community. Their investment, both in the facility and in their personnel, has helped to make Jenks the community it is today. We couldn’t be more excited about this expansion as it speaks to the strength of our city and of Kimberly-Clark,” said Jenks Mayor Dr. Josh Wedman.