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First Quality purchases TAD machine

Photo: SXC
Photo: SXC
Published by
Steven Anderson - 30 Jun 2010

First Quality is pleased to announce that it has finalized the details for the purchase of its fourth state-of-the-art Thru-Air-Dried (TAD) machine. This machine will be located at First Quality’s recently announced new Anderson, South Carolina site and is projected to become operational by 3rd Quarter of 2012. Paper machine number three is already under construction at the Anderson site and is scheduled to start-up in August of 2011.

The company currently has two TAD machines located at its Lock Haven, Pennsylvania facility manufacturing premium paper towel and bath tissue products. The installation of First Quality’s third and fourth machines will double First Quality’s annual capacity to approximately 300,000 tons per year.

The company’s four TAD machines, two in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and two to be located in Anderson, South Carolina, will put First Quality is a strategic position to satisfy the needs of its customers for premium TAD towel and tissue products nationwide.