Atlanta, GA ~ In a recent announcement, Governor Brian P. Kemp revealed that First Quality Baby Products, LLC will be investing $418 million to expand its operations in Macon-Bibb County. This expansion is expected to create 600 new jobs in the area.

Governor Kemp expressed his gratitude towards First Quality for choosing to expand in Georgia and emphasized the importance of strengthening long-term partnerships with businesses in the state. He also highlighted the fact that over 70% of last year's economic development projects were expansions of existing businesses, and this trend is expected to continue thanks to companies like First Quality.

First Quality Baby Products, LLC and its affiliates are known for manufacturing a wide range of products such as baby diapers, training pants, adult incontinence products, feminine hygiene products, wipes, paper towels, and bath tissue. They also provide packaging services for healthcare, retail, and commercial channels.

The company's president of Absorbent Hygiene Division, Allen Bodford, expressed his excitement about the expansion taking place in Macon. He stated that this decision is a testament to First Quality's innovative products and commitment to the baby diaper market. Bodford also thanked Governor Kemp, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), and the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority for their support. He also acknowledged the hard work and dedication of their team in Macon.

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The expanded facilities will be located at 2108 Avondale Mill Road next to their current location in Macon. The company will be hiring for various positions including executive, administrative, supervisory, and production roles. Interested individuals can find job postings on their website as they become available.

Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller expressed his pride in having First Quality as a member of Team Macon-Bibb for many years. He stated that this investment will not only retain hundreds of jobs but also create new ones. Mayor Miller also praised the community for being the best place to do business in the state and credited First Quality's success and expansion as proof of that.

Chairman Robby Fountain of Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority also shared his excitement about First Quality's decision to expand in Macon. He stated that this expansion is a testament to the strength and attractiveness of the local business environment. Fountain also acknowledged the authority's close collaboration with First Quality over the years and their dedication to supporting their growth and success.

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The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Global Commerce division was represented by Senior Regional Project Manager Candice Scott in this competitive project. She worked closely with Macon-Bibb County Industrial Development Authority, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start to secure this investment.

GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson expressed his delight at First Quality's decision to grow their facility in Georgia. He stated that this expansion will benefit from the skilled workforce and acclaimed Georgia Quick Start training program. Commissioner Wilson congratulated First Quality, Macon-Bibb County, and their regional partners on this exciting announcement.

First Quality has been operating in Macon since 2008 when they acquired Covidien™ Retail Products. To learn more about their current facility in Macon, visit

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