Two firms increase presence here with new facilities

Kimberly-Clark is scheduled to announce a new plant today in Coris de Cartago.

Meanwhile, the Results Companies are beginning operations in the country with plans to hire 500 persons at facilities in the Zona Franca América in Heredia.

President Laura Chinchilla will be in Cartago today to inaugurate the Kimberly-Clark new facility. Kimberly-Clark Costa Rica now has three specialized plants with a main office in San Antonio de Belén, producing personal care and home, the firm says on its Web site. The other two locations in Coris-Cartago specialize in the production of child and female protection, with about 1,300 employees, it said.

The Results Companies inaugurated the Heredia operation Wednesday. The location will handle the customer service for three foreign firms, according to the Ministerio de Comercio Exterior. The companies already have two customer service centers in México.

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