Kimberly-Clark spin-off could create 200 new jobs in Metro - CBS46 News

Kimberly-Clark spin-off could create 200 new jobs in Metro Atlanta

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Nearly 200 new jobs could come to Alpharetta in the next two years.

Gov. Nathan Deal was on hand for the announcement Tuesday about Halyard Health spinning off from Kimberly-Clark Corporate.

Halyard produces surgical and infection prevention products and medical devices. The soon-to-be publicly traded company is expected to bring in about $1.7 billion in net sales each year.

The business will move into a new 174,000-square-foot facility in Alpharetta. This will house corporate offices as well as finance, information technology, engineering and quality departments. Halyard is looking to create 150 to 200 jobs.

"As we embark as a new company, Halyard Health will draw on a rich heritage of leadership from Kimberly-Clark in infection prevention, surgical protection, respiratory health, digestive health and pain management," said Robert E. Abernathy, future chairman and chief executive officer of Halyard Health. "We are proud to remain strongly rooted in north Fulton and look forward to growing and investing in Georgia in the years to come."

Halyard's website says the company will launch on Oct. 1.

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