Kimberly-Clark final in First Friday series
The third, and final, presentation in the series "Making it in Aiken County" will take place at First Friday Means Business on June 7.
John Pownall, mill manager of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, will provide an overview of the company, what it produces, the markets in which the products are used, and the impact the company has on the local economy.
The three-part series saw an increased attendance at the Chamber's popular monthly breakfast event.
"This tells me that our members really do appreciate the opportunity to learn about our local manufacturers and the economic impact they have on our community," said Chamber President J. David Jameson.
The series included information packed presentations about individual companies. Cindy Reinhart, manager of Learning and Development for Metso Paper, Inc., kicked off the series April 5. She quickly dispelled the thought that the company actually makes paper, but rather that it makes machine rolls and covers for the paper industry.
Reinhart was followed by Fran Jones, vice president of Administrative Services for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, on June 7. Jones provided a progress report and aerial photos of the 1.5 million-square-foot, off-road tire facility currently under construction.
The "Making it in Aiken County" First Friday programs support the South Carolina Department of Commerce's Annual Industry Appreciation Week held in April. The event is designed to recognize and thank companies and individuals for their many contributions to local communities. It also provides a chance to build awareness that existing business is a fundamental driver of both the state and local economy.
"We decided to keep the momentum going again this year by creating manufacturing awareness opportunities for our members," Jameson said, adding that the first Aiken's Makin' almost 37 years ago actually showcased the products of local industry.
To register for the June 7th First Friday Means Business, click here.