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First Quality's Fourth Tissue Machine at Anderson to Startup in 3Q/2012

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First Quality Tissue, Great Neck, N.Y., USA, announced that it has finalized details for the purchase of its fourth state-of-the-art Thru-Air-Dried (TAD) tissue and toweling machine. PM 4, to be located at First Quality's recently announced Greenfield tissue mill at Anderson, S.C., is projected to become operational by the third quarter of 2012. PM 3 is already under construction at the Anderson site and is scheduled to startup in August of 2011.

First Quality Tissue currently has two TAD machines located at its Lock Haven, Pa., facility manufacturing premium paper towel and bath tissue products, with a combined capacity of 150,000 tpy. Installation of its third and fourth machines will double the company's annual capacity to approximately 300,000 tpy. First Quality Tissue notes that four TAD machines (two at Lock Haven and two at Anderson) will put it in a strategic position to satisfy the needs of its customers for premium TAD towel and tissue products nationwide.


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