Kari-Out Company, a leading manufacturer, importer and nationwide distributor of paper, aluminum, and recyclable packaging products in the restaurant takeout industry, today announced a significant move to bolster its innovative line of sustainable packaging solutions.

The company’s largest investment to date will expand manufacturing capabilities in its Specialty Quality Packaging (SQP) facility in New York to a total of about 340,000-square-feet. 

The facility produces Kari-Out’s popular Food Trays, Eco Box and Eco Earth paper food containers.  SQP, founded in 1981, has been a Kari-Out company for over 15 years and has helped Kari-Out drive innovation with a highly experienced manufacturing team.

“State-of-the-art machines with new die-cutting, folding and forming technology will allow Kari-Out to double its capacity for paper containers, producing innovative new shapes and sizes to accommodate the changing carry-out industry” said Dominick Fontana, head of operations for Kari-Out. This investment will also focus on six-color printing and photo processing—such as printing both inside and outside packaging—to deliver high-quality graphics for Kari-Out’s branded and private label products.”

In line with their recent affiliation with the U.S. Composting Council, the company will increase output of responsible products like the Eco Earth closed container, which is made from 100% recycled board and is both recyclable and compostable. About 80% of all the food packaging Kari-Out makes is paper based. 

About Kari-Out:
Founded in 1964, Kari-Out is a family-owned company with over 57 years of diversified manufacturing experience in to-go food packaging in the United States. The company employs over 600 people and has six facilities throughout North America supplying independent and national food service distributors. In line with the company’s mission to be environmentally responsible, two of Kari-Out’s largest production facilities are powered by solar energy.