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First Quality Announces Baby Care Expansion in Macon, GA

MACON, GA. (May 23, 2024) — First Quality has announced that a $418 million baby care expansion will take place at the site of its current manufacturing facility in Macon, Georgia. The expansion will create 600 new jobs and increase capacity for diapers and training pants by 50%.

First Quality Appoints Tonny De Beer as Chief Product Innovation Officer for Absorbent Hygiene Division

GREAT NECK, NY (May 10, 2024) — First Quality announced today that Tonny De Beer has joined the company as chief product innovation officer for the Absorbent Hygiene division. In addition to leading all Absorbent Hygiene innovation initiatives, De Beer is also heading the division’s quality and regulatory functions. 

First Quality Appoints Allen Bodford as President of its Absorbent Hygiene Division

GREAT NECK, NY (Mar. 26, 2024) — First Quality has named Allen Bodford as president of its Absorbent Hygiene division, effective immediately.

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First Quality announces the next phase of their investments and growth in the absorbent hygiene market

Great Neck, NY (March 15, 2024)  – First Quality is pleased to announce another round of exciting expansions in support of our mission to Make Things Better. Estimated to complete in 2025 to support growing demand, expansions will include an investment in a new manufacturing facility, new manufacturing lines, and a new state-of-the-art warehouse facility.

First Quality launches new family-focused benefits

Great Neck, NY (Feb 29, 2024)  – First Quality announces the launch of new family-focused benefits aimed to further support team members and their families. The new benefits include free diapers, more paid time off and dependent care assistance.

First Quality Donates 100 AEDs to Susquehanna Health Foundation, UPMC

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - (Dec. 19, 2023) – Every minute matters when someone suffers a cardiac arrest and having access to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can make all the difference for survival. Through a generous donation made by First Quality Enterprises, LLC to UPMC and Susquehanna Health Foundation, 100 AEDs will soon be accessible in public spaces in communities across Clinton and Lycoming Counties.

First Quality® and Cradles to Crayons® Partner to Fight Diaper Need

GREAT NECK, NY (September 18, 2023) —National Diaper Need Awareness Week is Sept 18-24, 2023. We’re shining the spotlight on our nonprofit partner,  Cradles to Crayons® . They’re on a mission to end Clothing Insecurity in the U.S., and that includes ensuring babies and toddlers have the diapers they need to thrive.

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First Quality Announces Purchase of Domtar's Dryden Mill

Great Neck, NY – August 1, 2023 — First Quality Enterprises, LLC (“First Quality”) announced today the successful closing of its previously announced acquisition of Domtar Corporations’ pulp mill located in Dryden, Ontario, Canada (the “Dryden Mill”). The Dryden Mill produces high quality Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulp for customers in North America.

First Quality and Cradles to Crayons Honored as "Faces of Philanthropy"

PHILADELPHIA (April. 17, 2023) — First Quality® and Cradles to Crayons® have been named as one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Faces of Philanthropy” for 2023 for their work together to fight childhood poverty and end diaper need.

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First Quality Announces Purchase of Domtar's Dryden Mill

Great Neck, NY - February 28, 2023 — First Quality Enterprises, Inc. (First Quality) and Domtar Corporation (Domtar), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Paper Excellence Group (Paper Excellence), today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for First Quality to acquire Domtar’s pulp mill located in Dryden, Ontario, Canada (Dryden Mill). The Dryden Mill produces high quality Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) pulp for customers in North America.

First Quality® and Cradles to Crayons® Surpass $1 Million Milestone in Partnership to Fight Childhood Poverty

GREAT NECK, NY and BOSTON, MA (Dec. 21, 2022) — First Quality® and Cradles to Crayons® have reached a milestone in their partnership: more than $1 million donated to fight childhood poverty. A portion of all of First Quality’s Cuties® diaper sales helps Cradles to Crayons provide babies and children with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play.

First Quality recognized for leadership in supporting long term care providers

GREAT NECK, NY (Nov. 14, 2022) — In recognition of First Quality’s leadership in supporting long term care providers, First Quality Products, Inc. has been named an Executive Leadership Partner of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

First Quality Supports Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts in Partnership with the American Red Cross

GREAT NECK, NY (Oct. 25, 2022)To support Hurricane Ian relief efforts in the Southeast United States, First Quality® is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross.

First Quality’s Prevail® Brand Proudly Sponsors National Assisted Living Week®

GREAT NECK, NY (Sept 8, 2022) — First Quality’s Prevail® brand is proud to sponsor National Assisted Living Week®, which kicks off this Sunday, September 11, and continues through Saturday, September 17. This year’s theme is “Joyful Moments,” reflecting the strong family connection between residents and staff in assisted living communities.

First Quality® now sourcing carbon-free electricity for all manufacturing operations in Pennsylvania

GREAT NECK, NY (September 1, 2022) – In Pennsylvania, First Quality® has entered into a three-year agreement to source carbon-free electricity for all of its manufacturing facilities in the state. This will reduce First Quality’s Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions (indirect emissions from utility providers) by 267,000 metric tons annually, the equivalent of taking 60,000 cars off of the road each year.

First Quality Launches Earth + Eden Sensitive™ Diapers

GREAT NECK, NY (July 26, 2022) — First Quality is launching its Earth + Eden Sensitive™ diapers with a renewed focus on eco-conscious design™ made safe and luxurious. Earth + Eden is a wellness brand that aims to help empower people who want to live clean, healthy lifestyles without sacrificing product performance. Now customers can subscribe and save by ordering diapers on the Earth + Eden website.

First Quality makes strategic changes and investments to support absorbent hygiene growth

GREAT NECK, NY (June 7, 2022) — As a leader in the absorbent hygiene market, First Quality is making strategic changes and investments to continue to bring innovative, high-quality products and services to the incontinence, sanitary, baby care and wipe categories.

First Quality introduces MaxSorb™+ Zone for bladder control pads, providing faster absorption to help support skin health

Pads absorb up to 50% faster and come with 24/7 clinical support

GREAT NECK, NY (Apr. 28, 2022) — First Quality Products, Inc. is launching a new technology for bladder control pads called MaxSorb+ ZoneTM, providing enhanced rapid absorption to help keep skin dry all day and support skin health. Pads that use First Quality’s MaxSorb+ ZoneTM absorb up to 50% faster.*

First Quality® Supports Cancer Research, Care, and Education at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Great Neck, NY, February 4, 2022 – The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has been recognized for over 30 years by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation. The teams at MSK are transforming the way that cancer is treated, turning their groundbreaking research into life-saving care. Over the last five years, First Quality® has donated $1.25 million to MSK in support of cancer research, treatment, and education.

Building Community with Habitat for Humanity® of Anderson County

Anderson, SC, January 25, 2022 – Each year, the First Quality Tissue team in Anderson, South Carolina, joins a build for Habitat for Humanity® of Anderson County. They spend two days working on site at a home build, putting up framing, hanging drywall and installing windows – whatever is needed to help a family realize their dream of home ownership. The Habitat for Humanity mission is one that aligns with First Quality’s own belief that everyone deserves access to high quality, affordable essentials.
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Cuties Diapers Welcomes Fantasia as New Brand Ambassador

Great Neck, NY, May 13, 2021 – Grammy-winning superstar Fantasia is teaming up with Cuties® diapers as a brand ambassador. The singer, actress and author is expecting her third child this summer, a daughter named Keziah. Fantasia and her husband Kendall Taylor have chosen Cuties diapers to be worn by their baby girl and want to share their experience with fans.
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First Quality® Teams Up with Cradles® to Crayons to Address Urgent Need for Diapers

Boston, MA, May 11, 2021 – As presenting sponsor for the Gear Up for Baby campaign, First Quality Consumer Products, LLC ("First Quality") is helping Cradles to Crayons raise awareness about the urgent need for diapers across America.
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First Quality® Exits Tampon Business to Focus on Growth Opportunities.

GREAT NECK, NY Apr. 14, 2021 – First Quality® Enterprises, Inc. announced today that its affiliate, First Quality Hygienic, Inc., will discontinue manufacturing and selling tampons in summer 2021.

First Quality® Teams Up with Cradles to Crayons® to Fight Childhood Poverty 

BOSTON, MA Feb. 16, 2021   – Shoppers who purchase Cuties® diapers are now supporting Cradles to Crayons® in its mission to provide essential items to children in need. First Quality Consumer Products, LLC (“First Quality”) has agreed to donate a portion of proceeds from its Cuties® diaper sales to the national nonprofit. 

First Quality Introduces Incognito® by Prevail® for Discreet Protection Against Life’s Leaks

GREAT NECK, NY, Jan. 18, 2021  – First Quality Products, Inc. is proud to introduce Incognito® by Prevail®, a line of 3-in-1 feminine pads with multi-fluid technology to provide protection, discretion and support for life’s many moments — even the surprising ones. 
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First Quality Tissue to Expand its Ultra-Premium Towel and Tissue Products Manufacturing Capabilities

Great Neck, NY, July 23, 2020 --  First Quality Tissue – is pleased to announce its plans to install two new state-of-the-art Thru-Air-Dried (TAD) technology tissue machines each with complete lines of converting equipment.
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First Quality Makes Donations in Support of Pandemic Relief

Great Neck, NY, April 3, 2020 – First Quality Enterprises, Inc. would like to share an internal communication sent to our Team Members today related to the efforts we have taken to support our communities during this difficult time.
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The Balancing Act featuring: Prevail®, The Protective Hygiene Authority

First Quality Products, Inc.'s  Sima Delafraz, Global Leader of Sales and Marketing and Michele Mongillo, Global Clinical Leader, sat down with Olga Villaverde from Lifetime’s morning show, The Balancing Act, to discuss incontinence, common misconceptions, and ways to manage bladder leakage.

KTLA5's LA Unscripted’s Style Smart segment featuring: Prevail® and Cuties®

First Quality Products, Inc.'s  Sima Delafraz, Global Leader of Sales and Marketing, sat down with Anya Sarre, KTLA5’s go-to Style Expert, during  LA Unscripted’s Style Smart segment to discuss all things Prevail® and Cuties®! 

Featured Story: American Red Cross of Long Island Honors Supporters and Volunteers

On Friday, June 15, 2018, First Quality Enterprises, Inc. ("First Quality") was among those supporters honored by the Red Cross of Long Island at the Carltun in East Meadow, NY. First Quality was awarded the notable "Disaster Response Hero Award" for its 2017 contributions towards supporting relief efforts following the devastating hurricanes and wildfires. First Quality, a proud supporter of the Red Cross since 2010, was honored and humbled to receive this award. 

Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®: See First Quality Introduce Their Leading Adult Incontinence Brand

Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is pleased to announce an exclusive interview with First Quality Products, Inc.'s  Sima Delafraz, Global Leader of Sales and Marketing and Michele Mongillo, Global Clinical Leader (First Quality Products, Inc. and its affiliates are collectively referred to as "First Quality"). The company executives will be discussing Prevail®, a leading US  brand of adult incontinence products.

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