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Big investment, 180 new jobs coming to manufacturing facility in Geneva

Henkel, a German-based company that purchased Zotos in late 2017, says it’s adding 180 jobs to its sprawling manufacturing facility in Geneva.

That facility, located on Forge Avenue, is more than 650,000 square feet, and with $17.3 million in investment – 180 new jobs are coming.


Those jobs will arrive by the end of the year.

“We’re going to be able to make a significant amount of the U.S. product here,” said Doug Parkinson, vice president of operations.

The Geneva facility has been producing Dial liquid soaps and hand sanitizers since April. It’s now ramping up production with the multi-million dollar investment in the Geneva plant.


“It’s customer demand (for the products)” that is driving the new Geneva production lines, Parkinson added. “It’s a testament to the Geneva facility.”

When fully operational, the new production lines will comprise about 45 to 55 percent of total production.

 

 

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