Meet Jose de los Rios

De los Rios has worked at a Procter & Gamble toilet paper factory for almost three decades. And he’s never been busier.

“We’re making more Charmin and more Bounty [paper towels] than we’ve ever made before,” de los Rios says. “We just hope that our consumers know that we are doing everything we can to keep it in the stores.”

De los Rios gets a lot of ribbing about his job in Mehoopany, Pa., these days, as he walks around his neighborhood or goes jogging on a nearby trail.

“I would say at least a third or half of my neighbors stop me and ask about Charmin inventory and jokingly ask, ‘Can I get them some?'”

The factory — P&G’s biggest in the world — has been running nonstop in recent weeks, while also taking steps to protect employees’ health from the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our most important asset in the plant is our people,” de los Rios says.

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Jose de los Rios

Public Relations and Environmental Compliance Manager, The Procter and Gamble Company