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New production plant in Oklahoma

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The new Sofidel plant in Inola, Oklahoma, is now fully operational. Based in Porcari, Lucca (Italy), Sofidel is a global leader in the production of tissue paper for hygienic and domestic use, and it is mostly known in Italy and in Europe for its Regina brand. The company is owned by the Stefani and Lazzareschi families.

The Inola production site is the second built from scratch (i.e. greenfield) by Sofidel in the United States – after the one in Circleville, Ohio, opened in 2018 –, and joins the already operating Group’s sites in Green Bay (Wisconsin), Circleville (Ohio), Las Vegas (Nevada), Hattiesburg (Mississippi), Haines City (Florida) and the U.S. head office in Horsham (Pennsylvania).

The integrated plant – i.e. including both the papermill phase (which leads from the raw material, the cellulose, to the production of paper) and the converting phase (which leads to the finished product, such as toilet paper, kitchen towels, napkins, tissues) – has involved a total investment of about $360 million, and employs over 300 people.