Grant & Loan Awards: Bibb County


Bibb County

EDGE Fund: $1,505,770

Awarded: 12/08/2010

Applicant: Macon-Bibb County IA-First Quality

EDGE grant funds of $1,505,770 will be used to assist with site preparation to support the relocation and expansion of First Quality Baby Products, LLC (FQ). Through First Quality Retail Services, LLC, an affiliated company, First Quality Baby acquired a facility in 2008 for the manufacture of diapers and other hygiene items. With the current site landlocked and the company’s need to expand, FQ will relocate to a 70.5-acre site in Bibb County. The new state-of-the-art facility, 800,000 SF, expandable to 1,000,000 SF, will produce private label baby diapers and training pants. The Company offers its products for both retail and institutional sale and is distributed in the US and worldwide. Some of FQ’s customers include Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger, CVS and Rite Aid. Construction on the manufacturing facility is underway, with production scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2011.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $203,284,000

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