Huhtamaki Expands Foodservice Market Presence with Acquisition of Paris Packaging

Sep 02, 2011, 09:00 ET from Huhtamaki

DE SOTO, Kan., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huhtamaki, a global leader in foodservice and paperboard packaging, today announced it has acquired the assets and business of Paris Packaging, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of specialty folding cartons.

Paris Packaging employs 300 people in plants located in Paris, TX, Andalusia, AL and Hopkinsville, KY and adds to Huhtamaki North America a new product platform, a talented workforce and a stronger manufacturing presence in the South and Southeast.  

"Paris Packaging's high quality specialty folding cartons are an excellent addition to Huhtamaki's product portfolio of tableware, cups, containers, carriers, trays and serviceware," says Clay Dunn, president, Huhtamaki North America.  "This acquisition is the first step in our strategy to build on our paperboard converting expertise. It significantly expands our ability to serve foodservice customers and demonstrates our commitment to growth in North America."

"Becoming part of Huhtamaki is a great opportunity for all of us at Paris Packaging," says Bill Carver, president of Paris Packaging. "Joining a global packaging leader with their broad customer base and product offerings, effective management and financial stability is good for our customers, employees and the local communities in which our people live and work."

About Huhtamaki

Huhtamaki North America is a leading manufacturer of consumer goods packaging as well as tableware, cups, folding cartons, containers, carriers, trays and serviceware for the foodservice industry and retail markets. Our product portfolio includes Chinet®, the leading brand of premium tableware. Huhtamaki North America employs approximately 3,000 people in 13 manufacturing units. The parent company, Huhtamaki Oyj, has its head office in Espoo, Finland and its shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Additional information is available at

About Paris Packaging

Paris Packaging specializes in the manufacture of specialty folding cartons utilized in the foodservice and frozen dessert markets. The company's food boxes, clamshells and trays are manufactured in Paris, TX, Andalusia, AL and Hopkinsville, KY. Additional information is available at

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