Kimberly – Clark (K-C) has confirmed it will permanently close its Fullerton, CA, tissue plant in the first half of 2020. The move is part of previously announced restructuring plans that will see the company closing around 10 sites and cutting 12 – 13% of its global workforce in a bid to improve costs.
While its global headquarters is in Dallas, Kimberly-Clark’s North American consumer business is based in Neenah, where the company was founded in 1872. The company’s presence in Wisconsin includes about 3,000 jobs as well as offices and a manufacturing plant in Neenah, and plants in Appleton and Marinette.
Our products are sold in more than 175 countries and we have offices and manufacturing facilities in 36 countries with our world headquarters located in Dallas, Texas.
The now razed Kimberly – Clark paper plant on the Everett, Washington, waterfront.
Kimberly-Clark, which has a current market cap of about $43 billion, is one of the country’s largest producers of toilet paper with big brands like Cottonelle and Scott . Its portfolio also includes Huggies , Kleenex , Kotex , Pull-Ups and Viva (paper towels).
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Petalo , Vogue and Delsey are made in Mexico by Kimberly-Clark, the same company that makes Cottonelle and Scott. But Kimberly-Clark said it had no role in importing its Mexican brands to the U.S.
In the United States today, the toilet paper industry is dominated by three manufacturers: Georgia-Pacific, Procter & Gamble and Kimberly Clark , with the latter generating approximately 2.14 billion U.S. dollars worth of sales in 2016. These three manufacturers made up almost 80 percent of the U.S. toilet paper market.
Large paper companies such as Georgia-Pacific and Kimberly-Clark Company make popular brands like Quilted Northern, Angel Soft, Cottonelle and Scott bathroom tissues , and a majority of bathroom tissue is produced right here in America by members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union.
Kimberly-Clark competitors include Clorox , Unilever , Procter & Gamble , Edgewell Personal Care and Lanco Infratech.
Kimberly Clark has been a great company to work for . Overall, people are so kind and they really push for honesty and integrity.
Kimberly – Clark has manufacturing operations in 40 countries and Kimberly – Clark products are sold in more than 175 countries worldwide. Today Kimberly – Clark Australia is 100% owned by Kimberly – Clark Corporation. Millicent mill started up its first creped wadding machine in 1960 to produce facial tissue.
Market share of key toilet paper companies in China 2018. In 2018, the key toilet paper companies were Hengan , Vinda , C&S Paper and Dongshun, which accounted for a total market share of about 24.92 percent.
The Kirkland Signature Bath Tissue is manufactured in Canada so they directly support Canadians. The soft and cost-effective brand is found in home and business bathrooms all over the country, thanks to Costco . The mega shop owns the Kirkland private label and moves over a billion rolls per year (Source).
Procter & Gamble — the company that produces Charmin — has plant locations in 31 cities in the U.S. , including Phoenix, where they manufacture a variety of products. Big toilet paper manufacturing sites are in Pennsylvania, California and a few other states.