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Kimberly-Clark to Close Tissue Mill in Fullerton, California

Kimberly-Clark - Kleenex brand

Feb. 12, 2018 - Kimberly-Clark last week informed employees at its Fullerton, California tissue mill that it plans to close the mill within the next 18 months. The mill operates two tissue machines and has an annual capacity to produce about 66,000 tons tissue used mainly within its consumer tissue brands such as Kleenex.

On Jan. 23, Kimberly-Clark reported year-end 2017 results, which included an overview of its '2018 Global Restructuring Program.' In the report, the Dallas-based tissue product producer said it 'expects to close or sell approximately 10 manufacturing facilities and expand production capacity at several others to improve overall scale and cost. As part of the program, Kimberly-Clark expects to exit or divest some low-margin businesses that generate approximately 1 percent of company net sales. The sales are concentrated in the consumer tissue business segment.

The mill in Fullerton opened in 1956 and employs about 330 people.

SOURCE: The Orange County Register