SCA, a global hygiene and forest products provider, will increase its production and product diversity in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The company plans to invest close to $24 million and is expected to create 20 jobs.
The company was founded in 1929 in Sweden and has grown into a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Bowling Green operation – established in 1988 and part of the company’s North American Personal Care sector – was fully acquired by SCA in 1995.
The company currently employs 140 workers at its Warren County location, which manufactures adult incontinence products under the Tena brand name. SCA plans to install a new production line that will increase production capacity, provide new products and improve its competitiveness.
“We’re proud to have been a part of the Bowling Green community for the past 28 years,” said Russ Johnson, Site Manager at SCA. “This latest investment in the facility shows not only confidence in our team members, but also confidence in the ability of this region to continue to provide a top-notch manufacturing workforce. We are very thankful for the efforts of this community that help enable continued growth for our plant.”
“I’m grateful that SCA, an award-winning member of the state’s manufacturing sector, will increase its presence in Bowling Green. The fact that SCA chose to invest and grow its product line shows Kentucky is making the right moves to attract industry,” Governor Matt Bevin said. “As we enhance Kentucky’s workforce training programs, cut regulations that hold back companies, and improve our overall business climate, we further distinguish Kentucky as a manufacturing center of excellence where industry wants to locate and expand.”
To encourage the investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in September preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $450,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the agreement term through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.
In addition, SCA can receive resources from the Kentucky Skills Network.