April 2010
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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First Quality Tissue Looks at Georgia, South Carolina as Sites for New TAD Mill

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First Quality Tissue, Great Neck, N.Y., USA, is considering August, Ga., and Anderson, S.C., as possible sites for a new 2 million-square-foot tissue mill, according to recent reports by The Augusta Chronicle and The Atlanta Business Chronicle. The plans, announced by First Quality last July, include a state-of-the-art Thru-Air-Dried (TAD) technology tissue machine and a complete line of converting equipment. The company said last July that details of the purchase had been finalized and that engineering was already underway. The new mill is expected to be operational in 2011, and employ some 1,000 people.

First Quality currently operates two TAD tissue facilities, one each at Lewistown, Idaho, and Lock Haven, Pa., with a combined capacity of approximately 150,000 tons per year. The new TAD machine will add additional capacity in excess of 70,000 tons per year, the company previously said. First Quality currently employees about 3,000 people.



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