Henkel has announced a $19 million expansion of its West Hazleton, Pennsylvania facility—a move that will enable the company to open a new production line for Dial body wash and Dial liquid hand soap.
The investment also saw the addition of 14 jobs to support Dial, bringing the total employee count at the plant to 180. The line began production on June 17, 2019, with an official ribbon cutting on June 20, led by Heather Wallace (senior vice president and general manager, beauty care North America), Tricia Fair (plant manager) and the North American Beauty leadership team.
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“This is an exciting time for the West Hazleton plant,” said Fair. “The West Hazleton facility has a long history of manufacturing Dial products and we are very pleased that Henkel’s investment will drive growth and bring new jobs to our community. The line expansion is an investment in the future of both the company and the brand’s mission. Dial has been a trusted brand to families for over seventy years, and we are committed to furthering the brand’s efforts to help deliver clean, healthy skin to consumers everywhere.”
“At Henkel, we’re committed to ensuring that each of our brands has the resources necessary to drive continuous and future growth, and Henkel has invested nearly $5 billion in the U.S. market over the past four years to support that growth,” added Wallace. “Enhanced production capabilities such as this investment at West Hazleton helps position our beauty care business for success and provide consumers and customers with the innovative, high-quality products they have come to love and expect from Henkel.”