First Quality to Invest $418 Million in Macon Facility Expansion

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First Quality has announced a $418 million expansion of its baby care manufacturing operations in Macon, Georgia.

This investment will increase the company’s production capacity for diapers and training pants by 50% and create 600 new jobs.

The expansion will take place at First Quality’s existing facility in Macon, which has been part of the community since 2008. The facility manufactures diapers, youth, and training pants for retail and healthcare markets. Allen Bodford, president of First Quality’s Absorbent Hygiene division, expressed his enthusiasm for the project and thanked state and local supporters for their continued assistance.

Governor Brian Kemp highlighted the importance of such expansions for the state’s economic growth, noting that more than 70 percent of last year’s economic development projects were expansions of existing businesses. Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller and Chairman Robby Fountain of the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority emphasized the strong local business environment and the collaboration between First Quality and local agencies.

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 a variety of positions, and job opportunities will be posted on the First Quality careers site as they become available.

First Quality Group is a diversified group of companies manufacturing, selling, and distributing branded and private label absorbent hygiene, paper, and packaging products. Serving the healthcare, retail, and commercial markets, First Quality is dedicated to meeting market demands with innovative, high-quality products manufactured using state-of-the-art technology. For more information: