Zep Announces New Production And Distribution Facility In Kingman

Opened June 2021, the facility expands AFCO/Zep’s capacity to serve customers across the Western U.S.

 

KINGMAN, AZ (December 7, 2021) —  Zep, Inc. announced today the completion and startup of their newest AFCO production facility in Kingman’s Industrial Park. This facility brings new skilled employment opportunities to the area and positions AFCO to better serve customers across the western United States.


AFCO is a leading provider of cleaning, sanitation, intervention, and water treatment solutions to the food and beverage processing industry. AFCO provides a comprehensive portfolio of customized chemistry and equipment solutions, consulting services, and tracking and training programs to help customers build brands, mitigate risks, and control costs.


“Our investment in Kingman better supports our existing customers in Arizona and the surrounding states,” said AFCO General Manager Bob Klinetob. “This location enables AFCO to fulfill incremental market demand for our differentiated solutions in this area.


AFCO’s facility in Kingman will create approximately 25 jobs over the next two years. Zep will expand the AFCO Kingman facility in phases, potentially to include additional capacity additions to support other Zep, Inc. businesses.


“We see Kingman as vital to our business for several reasons – proximity to our expanding markets, easy access to highway and rail networks, the available skilled labor market, and strong support from the Kingman community and leadership,” said Jim Weathers, Zep EVP and Chief Value Chain Officer.


“As a leading innovator and manufacturer of consumer and industrial products, Zep is a valued addition to Arizona’s manufacturing landscape,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We are grateful Zep has chosen to invest in Kingman, creating jobs for Arizonans and advancing rural economic development in the state.”

 

 

Media Contacts

Amber Rice, Zep, Amber.Rice@zep.com

 

Alyssa Tufts, Arizona Commerce Authority, alyssat@towardchakra8.com

 

Bennett Bratley, City of Kingman, bbratley@cityofkingman.gov

 

 

About AFCO

AFCO, a Zep, Inc. Company, focuses on food safety through local SQF & HACCP-educated Reps who provide technical service and support through the Assure™ Sanitation Program. AFCO offers high-quality food industry cleaners and sanitizers, antimicrobial intervention, biofilm removers, equipment systems, and more. To learn more, visit afcocare.com.

 

About Zep, Inc.
Zep, Inc. is a leading innovator, producer, and distributor of maintenance, cleaning, and sanitizing solutions for food and beverage, industrial & institutional, retail, and vehicle care customers. Zep possesses a large portfolio of premium brands built over an 80+ year legacy of developing the most effective products trusted by professionals and consumers to get the job done right the first time. Together, AFCO and Zep provide all the products and services needed to keep a food or beverage processing facility operational. To learn more, visit zep.com.

 

About the Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit towardchakra8.com and follow the ACA on Twitter at @azcommerce.