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First Quality The expansion at First Quality's facility in Macon, Georgia, will create 600 new jobs and increase capacity for baby diapers and training pants by 50%.

First Quality Announces $418 Million Expansion at Macon for Production of Baby Diapers and Training Pants

May 29, 2024 - First Quality has announced a $418 million expansion will take place at its manufacturing facility in Macon, Georgia, for the production of baby diapers and training pants. The expansion will create 600 new jobs and increase capacity for diapers and training pants by 50%.

"In March, First Quality announced that we will be increasing our baby diaper and training pant manufacturing capacity by 50 percent, and we are excited to announce our expansion will take place in Macon," said Allen Bodford, President of First Quality's Absorbent Hygiene division. "This expansion is a testament to First Quality's innovative products and continuing commitment to the baby diaper market.

"We thank Governor Kemp, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority for their continued support. We also express our deep appreciation to our dedicated team in Macon for their commitment to making top-quality, essential products that are used by families across the United States," Bodford said.

First Quality has been part of the Macon community since 2008. The Macon facility manufactures diapers, youth and training pants for retail and healthcare channels.

Governor Kemp commented, "We're always thankful when job creators like First Quality choose to expand in Georgia, and we'll keep working to strengthen these long-term partnerships that enrich communities in every corner of the state. More than 70 percent of last year's economic development projects were expansions of businesses already operating here in our state, and thanks to companies like First Quality, that positive trend will continue."

The expanded facilities will be located at 2108 Avondale Mill Road, adjacent to First Quality's current location in Macon. The company will be hiring for executive, administrative, supervisory, and production positions. Job opportunities will be posted to the First Quality careers site as they are available.

Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller, stated, "First Quality has been a strong member of Team Macon-Bibb for many years. We are proud to stand with them as they invest millions in new infrastructure in our community, meaning hundreds of jobs will be retained and hundreds more created."

The First Quality Group of companies is a closely held, diversified group of companies manufacturing, selling and distributing branded and private label absorbent hygiene, paper and packaging products into the healthcare, retail, and commercial channels.

SOURCE: First Quality

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