About HUHTAMAKI

Huhtamaki Americas doesn't have customers eating out of its hands, but it does make the packaging to serve up dinner. The company manufactures sturdy, disposable tableware and food packaging, as well as shaped paperboard, plastic, and molded fiber plates, cups, bowls, and trays under the Chinet brand for  foodservice customers and consumers. Huhtamaki Americas also supplies flexible packaging products for goods such as baking and snack foods, detergents, personal care, electronics, and pet foods. Product extensions include dinner napkins and guest towels. The company operates a dozen plus facilities in North America and Mexico, and is the regional headquarters for Finland's global packaging giant Huhtamäki Oyj.

Huhtamaki Americas generates more than one-quarter of its parent company's consolidated revenues. Thanks to favorable currency exchange rates, revenues attributable to the Americas unit increased slightly in 2010 over 2009. Year-over-year earnings, however, decreased 18%, eroded by declining demand from both retail packaging and consumer goods customers hurt by a down market.

Sales are also a reflection of a competitive industry that sues at the drop of a cup. In spring 2010 the company prevailed against charges by Dixie Consumer Products, part of Georgia-Pacific, that Huhtamaki Americas had copied the design style of its insulated cup used for hot drinks. A judge tossed out the lawsuit, ruling that the white band around the Chinet cup's bottom was not an aesthetic choice but a functional move intended to cut the cost of insulating materials.

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i enjoy working for this company. Its a clean enviroment with opportunities.
machine operator, Boaz, AL - May 11, 2015
The job is a steady moving work environment. The management is great to work for. The company benefits and pay are very well compensated. However the hours are long it isn't a horrible place to spend my time.

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Jobs in Kansas

  • Material Handler

    Kansas
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. 1. Follow all company policies and safety guidelines. 2. Move material through facility with...
  • Material Handler

    Kansas
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. 1. Follow all company policies and safety guidelines. 2. Move material through facility with...
  • Quality Engineer

    Kansas
    This position shall work with Huhtamaki Operations Administration and shop floor employees as well as have direct contact with customers and other Huhtamaki...
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Headquarters
9201 Packaging Dr.
De Soto KS, United States 66018
Revenue
$25M to $100M (USD)
Employees
201 to 500
Industry
Links
HUHTAMAKI website