Ultra Green to open new straw pulp, molding facility in Devils Lake, North Dakota, intends to hire over 100 people within first year, additional 400 in following; opening date set for Dec. 1
DEVILS LAKE, North Dakota
March 7, 2012
– Under the approval of an economic development grant, the city of Devils Lake, ND and Ultra Green Inc. are proud to announce the establishment of a new, state of the art, straw pulp manufacturing and molding facility. Ultra Green has developed several proprietary lines and currently sells over 100 products such as pizza pans, serving ware, plates ,bake ware, and bowls, which will be manufactured in the new factory. All items will meet the increasing demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable products in the category.
“We are extremely excited to bring manufacturing jobs to Devils Lake, and be the first company in the US to manufacture biodegradable, compostable and sustainable bakeable food service products made from wheat straw.” said Mack Traynor, Fargo native and CEO of Ultra Green. “Having the factory here will open much larger markets for millions of ‘Made in the USA’” Ultra Green products.”
Ultra Green is currently selling products to hundreds of natural food and grocery stores throughout the US via regional and national distributors. Some of the larger chains selling the retail products include Wegmans and Fresh Market. Some of the larger customers buying the food service products include Whole Foods, Lunds/Byerly’s, Safeway, Sam’s Club and Target Cafeteria.
“Ultra Green did a nationwide search for the best place to locate its new operation and we are very proud that Devils Lake was selected due to its close proximity to an abundance of wheat straw, adequate supply of water and an economic development environment that can compete with any city in the nation” said Mayor Dick Johnson. “This product meets many of our requirements for economic development in the state of North Dakota. It combines manufacturing and agricultural products to serve a growing green marketplace need.”
Target date to open the new facility is December 1, 2012. Over the first 12 months, Ultra Green intends to hire over 100 people with the potential of 400 more over the next several years, providing jobs and economic growth for the region. For more information contact Katie@ultragreenhome.com or visit Ultra Green’s website at ultragreenhome.com.
Ultra Green Packaging Inc. is a privately held company selling eco-friendly paper products made from sustainable materials derived from plants like wheat, bamboo and sugarcane. It also sells bio-plastic products made from cornstarch. Ultra Green believes it’s time to take the next step to protect the environment. People no longer have to destroy forests to make paper products, or use petrol-based plastics that clutter and contaminate the planet. Ultra Green sees a new horizon with a planet that’s healthier for our children and us. The company was founded in 2007 and is located at 13705 26th Ave North, Suite 102, Plymouth, MN 55441. The company website is www.ultragreenhome.com. For more information about Ultra Green and its products, contact 763.746.3345.