First Quality Tissue to expand its operations in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
(USA, Jan 10, 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. (Source: press release)