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Pennsylvania Offers First Quality $1.25 Million to Aid Expansion of Lock Haven Plant

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Jan. 10, 2017 - The state of Pennsylvania has offered First Quality Enterprises $1.25 million to help finance expansion of its First Quality Tissue plant in Lock Haven.

First Quality in November had announced it would add state-of-the-art paper machines at Lock Haven and Anderson, South Carolina. This will be the third paper machine at Lock Haven.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said [on Jan 6] the Department of Community and Economic Development has offered First Quality a $1 million Pennsylvania First program grant and $250,000 in funding for employee training.

The company, whose headquarters are in Great Neck, New York, would have to apply for the funding.

First Quality also has been encouraged to apply for a $2 million low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, the governor said.

The expansion, scheduled for completion in the first half of 2019, is expected to create 184 jobs.

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SOURCE: PENN Live (story by John Beauge)