1989

McElhattan Opening

To help support our adult incontinence production, we open a manufacturing facility in McElhattan.

1993
Bringing Our Innovation to Retailers

We launch our first retail partnership, leveraging our knowledge of absorbent hygiene and SAP to create store-brand tampons.

"It was about wanting to be something new and really wanting to grow as a company."

— Marketing Director

1997
Expanding into Nonwovens

We begin producing our own custom nonwovens. With this added capability, we would now have more control over our raw materials. Which would mean more control over end-product quality, and more flexibility to experiment.

1999

Introducing Nutek Disposables

We announce the establishment of Nutek: our disposables subdivision. With this move, our product portfolio broadens into two new categories: adult incontinence washcloths and baby wet wipes.

1999
The Hazleton facility opens, expanding our nonwovens production

"There's an appetite to look long-term and look at the bigger picture."

— First Quality Customer

2004
Investing in Paper Capabilities

We open our Lock Haven facility and begin producing our first paper products. With decades of experience in absorbent technology and materials design, we immediately begin partnering with retailers to create paper towels and bath tissue.

2008

Expanding Retail Capabilities

We announce the acquisition of Covidien Retail Products with locations in King of Prussia and Macon. With the integration, we expand our manufacturing capabilities and ability to serve our Retail customers. 

2008
Lewistown Facility Opens its Doors

2009

Bringing People Better Water

With a water source and pre-filtration already in place to supply our paper machines, we launch our bottled water business to begin supplying our customers with locally-sourced Pennsylvania water.

2012

Becoming Packaging Partners

We begin creating print and packaging solutions, allowing us to offer everything from raw materials production to the final packaging.

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2013

Bringing Better to Asia

We open our Wuxi, China Nonwovens Facility and establish our first manufacturing presence outside of North America.

2015
Expanding into Canada

We announce our acquisition of Fempro and expand our operating capabilities into Canada.

2016

Adding to Our Packaging Capabilities

We open a new business, First Quality Packaging Solutions, to expand our capabilities into rigid packaging.

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The Innovation That's Driven Us

Find out more about the innovation and philosophy that has constantly pushed us to change — from 1989 all the way to today.