First Quality to move into old IP mill.
First Quality Products Inc., McElhattan, Pennsylvania, USA, will begin operations in the vacant International Paper mill in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, which closed more than two years ago. The mill will be completely rebuilt. The newly formed company plans to enter the consumer tissue market beginning in the third quarter of 2004. Plans include a "state of the art" 70,000 tons per year tissue machine and a complete line of converting equipment for folded and rolled tissue, towel, and napkin products. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell authorized a US$ 15 million economic Products will reportedly add 300 employees when it restarts the mill. First Quality is a privately held company owned by the Damaghi Family.