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Huhtamaki expands foodservice market presence with acquisition of Paris Packaging

Huhtamaki, a global leader in foodservice and paperboard packaging, has announced it has acquired the assets and business of Paris Packaging, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of specialty folding cartons. 
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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.”

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