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Kimberly-Clark to Build Tissue Plant in Russia

Sept. 12, 2007 - Kimberly-Clark said that it plans to build its first tissue manufacturing plant in Russia. The facility will be located in Stupino, approximately 60 miles (100 km) southeast of Moscow.

According to K-C, the new facility will produce personal care and tissue products under the company's Huggies and Kleenex brands.

"Russia is a strategically important market for K-C due to its rapid economic growth and the long-term potential of its health and hygiene categories," said Tom Davis, president of Kimberly-Clark's Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa group. "Local manufacturing is a key element of our strategy."

Construction at the site will begin this month with start-up of the facility scheduled for early 2009, K-C said.

The project will create approximately 150 new jobs in Stupino by the middle of 2009, with additional jobs being added as increased manufacturing capacity comes on line over the next few years, K-C added.

SOURCE: Kimberly-Clark Corp




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