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Bowling Green hygiene and forest products provider expanding operations

Expected to create 24 jobs

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2016) — SCA, a global hygiene and forest products provider, will invest $24 million to expand its Bowling Green facility. The move is expected to create 20 jobs.

SCA 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.

SCA was founded in 1929 in Sweden and has grown into a leading global hygiene and forest products company. It currently employs 44,000 people and sells products in about 100 countries. 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.

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. Through the Kentucky Skills Network, companies can receive no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job training incentives. Last year, the Kentucky Skills Network trained more than 84,000 employees from more than 5,600 Kentucky companies.