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Sep 16, 2020

#AViewFrom Henkel North America series

#AViewFrom Henkel North America: Geneva, NY

Did you know that Henkel North America employs approximately 9,000 employees in over 70 sites across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico? Collectively, these sites manage three business units: Adhesives Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care.

Our #AViewFrom series will feature select locations, sharing information and facts about our sites across Henkel North America.

The Geneva, NY site supports Henkel’s Beauty Care businesses, producing products from brands including Dial®, Joico® and Zotos Professional®. With over 500 employees, the 650,000 square-foot facility operates 24/7 and includes a manufacturing site and distribution center.

As of April 2020, the Geneva facility started producing Dial® foaming hand wash and hand sanitizers, to support the fight against COVID-19. To further increase production of these essential products, Henkel recently invested in new high-speed equipment and technology at the facility. These enhancements will contribute about 45-55 percent of total production for the site.

Two on-site wind turbines produce up to 20 percent of the power needed to run the Geneva plant.

Two on-site wind turbines produce up to 20 percent of the power needed to run the Geneva plant.

“We are extremely proud to be increasing our production of Dial® soap and sanitizer products that are so essential to society,” said Doug Parkinson, Vice President of Operations at the Geneva facility. “During this challenging time, it is more important than ever to do our part in the fight against COVID-19.“

New high-speed production lines for Dial® foaming hand wash and hand sanitizer will help support increased demand for these essential items.

New high-speed production lines for Dial® foaming hand wash and hand sanitizer will help support increased demand for these essential items.

In 2017, Henkel acquired Zotos International, Inc, to further strengthen and grow their Hair Professional business in North America. Previously part of Zotos International, the Geneva facility has manufactured a full range of hair care, texture service and hair color options for salons and hair professionals worldwide. Geneva has now expanded beyond hair care products, becoming a flagship facility for Henkel Beauty Care in the US.

In the community

Geneva employees contribute to their local community through involvement and contributions with Local FLWWH (Finger Lakes Work with Hands), United Way, YMCA & Habitat for Humanity.