First Quality to expand operations in Anderson County

March 19, 2021

Paper products manufacturer adding production capabilities

First Quality Tissue, a privately held manufacturer of ultra-premium towel and tissue products is pleased to announce that they have selected their Anderson, South Carolina campus for the installation of their next TAD paper machine. The company has started construction on the project, which will add an estimated annual capacity of 70,000 tons, and expects start-up of the machine to occur in the third quarter of 2022.

“First Quality remains committed to the ultra-premium category and we are focused, particularly during these challenging times, on providing our customers and consumers with the quality bath tissue and towel products they need and desire. Adding additional state of the art manufacturing capacity will enable First Quality to meet the growing demands of our customers in a timely and efficient manner. We want to express our sincerest appreciation to the entire Anderson County community, and especially the economic development team, for their continued support and partnership which has made this expansion possible,” said First Quality’s Kelly L. Wolff.

“Upon hearing this wonderful news about First Quality’s latest expansion, I was reminded of the tremendous faith the company showed in our community when they first arrived back during the Great Recession,” said Tommy Dunn, Anderson County Council Chairman. “Now, as we work together as a county and a nation to move forward in the aftermath of the pandemic, I am gratified that their faith in our people and our workforce remains strong.”

First Quality Tissue, is a member of the privately held First Quality family of companies; a closely-held diversified group of companies manufacturing, selling and distributing branded and private label absorbent hygiene, paper and packaging products into the healthcare, retail and commercial channels.

First Quality is dedicated to meeting the demands of the market by providing innovative and high-quality products
manufactured utilizing state- of-the-art technology. For more information, please visit