Safeskin Medical and Scientific (Thailand), a unit of Texas-based Kimberly-Clark Corporation, plans to shut its rubber glove plant in Songkhla province, leaving 3,000 employees out of work.
In an email to the Bangkok Post, Safeskin said "a strategic decision" had been made to close its disposable glove manufacturing factory in Hat Yai district by year-end. It is one of two Safeskin plants in Thailand.
"The decision to close the factory is necessary to deal with cost, competition and category challenges and to best position the Kimberly-Clark/Halyard Health business for continued success," it said.
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