First Quality first started in 1989, and their main focus was healthcare. Following their 2008 acquisition of Covidien Retail Products, they made significant improvements to their Macon location – investing $50 million dollars in a brand new facility and creating 115 new jobs in Macon-Bibb County.
It has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada.
First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.
Its core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading-edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, it is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years.