The growth and global reach of First Quality
How do entrepreneurs launch successful businesses with a diversified product line and a global reach? Mr. Kambiz Damaghi of First Quality® will provide some answers to this question in his free, public presentation. Mr. Damaghi will offer his insights about some of First Quality’s successes and challenges over the past two and a half decades. This presentation is sponsored by Lock Haven University’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, the Lock Haven Small Business Development Center, and the Clinton County Economic Partnership.
What: Entrepreneurship Presentation
When: Wednesday, November 14, at 5:15 p.m.
Where: Room 118, Health Professions Building, Lock Haven University
Contact: Dr. Cori Myers at 570-484-2274 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Founded in 1988, First Qualityhas become a diversified family of companies manufacturing Adult Incontinence Products, Feminine Hygiene Products, Non-woven Roll Goods, Baby Wipes, Adult Washcloths and Consumer Paper Product serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. Corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities in central Pennsylvania, including Clinton County. As one of its 10 companies, First Quality International (FQI) enabled the company to extend its sales operations to the global market. The First Quality family of products is available worldwide with distribution channels in Central/South America, Caribbean, Europe, South East Asia, Pacific Rim, and the Middle East.
Their success is grounded in the core philosophy of commitment. Each of the First Quality companies conducts business with a strong commitment to quality, service, integrity, and the environment. In the Clinton County area, approximately 1,500 people work at various First Qualitysites. “First Quality has been an important part of our greater community for over 20 years and continues to grow with its various product lines,” said Clinton County Economic Partnership President Mike Flanagan.
Members of the First Qualityfamily have also served Lock Haven University’s business and accounting students in such learning activities as internships, networking receptions, and classroom lectures. Dr. Cori Myers, associate professor and chair of the Business and Computer Science department, expresses sincere appreciation for past involvements and looks forward to Mr. Damaghi’s talk. “Hearing first-hand how to manage and grow a business not only teaches students about entrepreneurship, but inspires them to pursue their dreams,” Myers explained.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.