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I think it would be interesting to take a tour of a toilet paper factory.

After a little research it was discovered there are several giant paper manufacturers in the U.S. in towns like Clatskanie, OR and Mehoopany, PA.

The majority (90 percent)of the toilet paper used in this country is made right here in the USA.

The number of paper mill businesses in the United States was 135 as of 2022.

America’s pulp and paper manufacturers operate around the clock in an attempt to keep stores stocked.

Toilet paper, also commonly referred to as toilet tissue or bathroom tissue, is mainly produced by three companies including Proctor & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark and Georgia-Pacific.

Likewise, Kleenex tissues are proudly made in the US in South Carolina, Connecticut and in Jenks, Oklahoma.

Kimberly-Clark, in the past couple of years, has invested another  $120 million in the plant at Jenks.

About 10 percent of the giant rolls of paper that are used to make the rolls that end up in American bathrooms come from China and India.

China was the world leader in toilet paper, in terms of revenue, in 2020 at $16.4 billion.

The United States was second in the same year at $13.4 billion.

Consumer Reports recently ranked White Cloud Ultra Soft & Thick toilet paper, which the Memphis plant makes for Walmart, as its No. 1 bathroom tissue.

Consumer Reports bases the ranking on such factors as softness, strength and low price.

Another poll had Cottonelle Ultra - ComfortCare ranked No. 1 followed by Quilted Northern - Ultra Plush, Charmin - Ultra Strong, Silk’n Soft, Kirkland Signature, Angel Soft, Seventh Generation and Scott.


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