Kimberly-Clark plant in Conway to close


A Kimberly-Clark Corp. plant in Conway is closing as the paper-products giant restructures its business.

Arkansas Economic Development Council Director Mike Preston confirmed the news to content partner KATV-Channel 7 on Thursday (Dec. 13) that operations at the facility will be phased out in the coming years. Preston said the plant will be closed permanently by 2021.

The closure will result in about 350 job losses.

Arkansas leaders tried to save the Kimberly-Clark plant in Conway but the state was not able to compete with the incentives Wisconsin offered the company, Preston said.

This past summer, state economic development officials said they were in near daily contact with Kimberly Clark leaders as the state considered all options to save the Conway manufacturing facility.

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