FQPS launches packaging production in Macon
MACON, Ga. – First Quality Packaging Solutions (FQPS) will locate manufacturing operations in Macon, creating 115 jobs and investing $68 million over the next five years.
FQPS will design, develop and manufacture innovative plastic packaging for the food and healthcare markets in Macon, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDED).
FQPS is an affiliate of First Quality Baby Products LLC, which operates a baby diaper manufacturing plant in Macon.
“First Quality is proud to announce the recent formation and launch of First Quality Packaging Solutions LLC,” said FQPS business leader Donald Deubel. “Organized in 2014, FQPS recently selected Macon, Georgia, as the home for our flagship manufacturing operation.”
Deubel said the company plans to modernize an existing First Quality site on Industrial Highway. When complete by early next year, the FQPS Macon facility will produce plastic packaging for sale to external customers throughout North America.
Candice Scott, project manager of existing industry and regional recruitment at GDED, supported the company on behalf of the state of Georgia, along with the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, Macon Economic Development Commission and the Georgia Power Company.
FQPS is a member company of the privately held First Quality group of companies, headquartered in Great Neck, New York. The company offers a diversified range of private label and branded nondiscretionary consumer products.