DE SOTO, Kan. – Huhtamaki has acquired the business and assets of Ample Industries Inc., a privately held manufacturer of folding paperboard cartons for the foodservice industry, which employs approximately 230 people in its Franklin, Ohio, plant.

"Ample Industries' nested trays, fry cartons and clamshells further expand Huhtamaki's product portfolio of tableware, cups, containers, carriers and serviceware," says Clay Dunn, president, Huhtamaki North America.

Huhtamaki also announced it plans to expand capacity in the paper drink cup and pressed paperboard plate businesses for foodservice and retail customers in North America.

"The expansion of our shaped paperboard capacity builds on our global paper drink cup business and substantial North American paperboard assets and expertise," Dunn said. "We believe two folding carton acquisitions in three months and the expansion into cups and plates demonstrates Huhtamaki's commitment to foodservice customers and to growth in North America."

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. It employs approximately 3,500 people in 14 manufacturing units. The parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, has its head office in Espoo, Finland.

Ample Industries specializes in manufacturing nested folding cartons, including food trays, fry cartons and various hinged clamshells for sandwiches, hot dogs, pizzas, breadsticks and carryout dinners for the foodservice market.