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First Quality Tissue to expand its operations in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

Published by
Simon Matthis - 10 Jan 2017

First Quality Tissue, LLC a manufacturer of ultra-premium towel and tissue products, will expand its operations in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, a move that will create 184 new jobs.

First Quality Enterprises will expand operations at First Quality Tissue by constructing a new plant near its existing facility at 904 Woods Avenue, and purchase machinery and equipment to accommodate a new tissue line.

First Quality Enterprises has agreed to make a significant investment at the site along with a commitment to create 184 new, full-time jobs over the next three years and retain more than more than 3,000 employees statewide. Project completion and start-up of the new facility is anticipated for the first half of 2019.

First Quality Enterprises received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $1 million Pennsylvania First program grant and $250,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. First Quality has also been encouraged to apply for a $2 million low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).

First Quality Tissue is a member of the privately held First Quality family of companies a diversified group that manufacture a variety of adult, infant, and feminine care products, consumer paper products, bottled water, and engineered non-woven goods.

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