FOREST PARK, GA — The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX), headquartered in Oakland, CA, celebrated the official opening of a new manufacturing facility for the company's Home Care products.
Named Atlanta West, the 258,000-square-foot facility is adjacent to the company's existing manufacturing facility, called Atlanta Main, which also manufactures Home Care products. The opening of Atlanta West has created about 100 jobs in Clayton County — from managers to engineers to production associates.
"The opening of Atlanta West is a result of the continued success of our Home Care business, reflecting the strength of Clorox-branded products," said Linda Rendle, senior vice president and general manager — Cleaning Division. "We're capitalizing on our business momentum by investing in this state-of-the-art facility to enhance our supply chain and support long-term growth."
Today, Clorox-branded products are in more than 65 percent of U.S. households, due, in part, to the company's strong focus on delivering superior value to consumers through product innovation. Notably, in January 2017, the company launched the Clorox Scentiva platform — starting with disinfecting wipes and sprays — which deliver a differentiated product experience through scents that are designed in collaboration with high-end fragrance houses. In Clorox's first quarter of its fiscal year 2018, Scentiva products contributed to strong sales growth of the Home Care business.
For more than 70 years, the Atlanta area has been an important hub for Clorox. With offices in Alpharetta, Kennesawand Forest Park, the company employs approximately 800 people in sales, strategic sourcing, engineering, quality, product supply, manufacturing and distribution.
Paul Unitas, director of manufacturing — Atlanta campus, stated, "It's great to be a part of something that will have a meaningful economic impact on the community. Our expansion has created opportunities for existing employees as well as new jobs that are growing our Clorox family here in the Atlanta area."