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First Quality Baby Products Expands Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, Operations

Baby care product manufacturer First Quality Baby Products plans to expand operations in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia. The $418 million project is expected to create 600 jobs.

The new facilities will be located at 2108 Avondale Mill Road, adjacent to the company’s existing location.

“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, Georgia,” 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. 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 tireless devotion to First Quality.”

Senior Regional Project Manager Candice Scott represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce division on this project in partnership with Macon-Bibb County Industrial Development Authority, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start.

“First Quality has been a respected Georgia company for well over a decade and continues to create competitive jobs for Macon-Bibb County,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “We're thrilled about First Quality's decision to grow their Georgia facility, benefitting from our skilled workforce and our acclaimed Georgia Quick Start training program. Congratulations to First Quality, Macon-Bibb County, and our regional partners on this exciting announcement.”

First Quality Baby Products and its affiliates manufacture baby diapers; youth and training pants; a full line of adult incontinence, feminine hygiene and wipes products; paper towels; and bath tissue while also packaging products for healthcare, retail, and commercial channels.

"The decision of First Quality to expand its operations here is a testament to the strength and attractiveness of our local business environment in Macon-Bibb County,” added Chairman Robby Fountain, Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority. “MBCIA has worked closely with First Quality over the years to facilitate their growth, and we are thrilled to see their continued success. This expansion highlights the confidence that businesses have in our community as a place to invest and thrive. We are excited about the opportunities this expansion brings and remain dedicated to supporting First Quality’s continued growth and success."

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