OGDEN -- A new product will roll off the assembly lines at Kimberly-Clark's Ogden facility.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation bills the product as a first-of-its-kind diaper, the Huggies Little Movers Slip-On, which will be the first disposable diaper that can be pulled on like normal underwear.
According to the company, Ogden will be a key national production site for the new diaper.
However, the Little Movers Slip-On will not immediately add jobs to the plant. The diaper will be made within existing manufacturing of products, such as Pull-Ups training pants and Little Movers Jeans Diapers.
"This type of innovation helps our longevity for our team," Plant Manager James Alspaugh said. Depending on the success of the product, Alspaugh said it might add jobs to the plant, which now employs more than 550 people.
Along with diapers, Kimberly-Clark produces other health and hygiene products such as Kleenex, Scott, Kotex and Depend.
The new diaper was made in response to a consumer study that, according to the company, indicated that more than 60 percent of mothers say their baby is very active and struggles to get away during a diaper change.
The Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers will come with stretchy sides and finger tabs.
The Ogden plant was the first to produce the slip-on diaper, which will begin shipping to stores next month. Plants in Beech Island, South Carolina and Paris, Texas have also begun producing the diaper.