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Henkel Committed to Local Career and Economic Growth

Doug Parkinson, Vice President of Operations at Henkel’s Geneva facility on the new lines that will contribute to 45-55% of total production at the Geneva facility, which was formerly a Zotos Professional plant. The new expansion includes a $17.3 million investment in new equipment and technology at the Geneva facility to produce Dial hand sanitizers and foaming hand wash:

Doug Parkinson, VP of Operations, Henkel

“We are thrilled to announce a supply expansion of essential products in North America,” said Doug Parkinson, VP of Operations at Henkel’s Geneva facility. “It’s not only a win-win for our business, it will support our local job and economic growth. Investing in Dial will provide consumers and businesses with much needed home and personal hygiene products.”

“The great thing is the market is huge because of the pandemic. On the positive, Geneva has shown itself to be a very agile, positive, can-do attitude factory. So it really transforms our operations from a manual one to a very sophisticated technology driven one. It not only gives career development to our current employees, but we’re going to be adding in a much higher skilled workforce.”

“With this new Henkel investment and the addition of the powerhouse Dial brand, our modern operations support the addition of 180 highly-skilled & talented employees that we are attracting from our local community to help further strengthen the Finger Lakes economy. We are extremely proud to be increasing our essential manufacturing of Dial soap and sanitizer products, during this challenging time,” said Parkinson.

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