Ultra Green Packaging, Inc. is a privately-held company selling eco-friendly paper products made from wheat straw, bamboo, and sugarcane fibers, and bioplastic products made from corn starch. Ultra Green has established its own operating in Devils Lake, North Dakota. The company was founded in 2007 and has corporate headquarters in Plymouth, Minnesota. The company website is www.ultragreenpackaging.com.
A nationwide search was undertaken to find a location with access to the lowest priced wheat straw, lowest utility rates, an abundance of water and a stable work force. North Dakota was selected, and negotiations took place quickly to secure multi-level government support in the form of grants, loans and guarantees to lenders to finance the project. The plant will open up new, large markets for “Made in USA” Ultra Green products.
Ultra Green has developed products that are biodegradable, compostable, and sustainable, primarily using agricultural waste products such as wheat straw, sugarcane fiber, and corn starch. The company’s patented TreeSaver line of food service products are replacing plastic and Styrofoam containers in the take-out and take ‘n bake category. These products are also replacing plastic and aluminum packaging in the bakery section of grocery stores; they save labor and packaging costs.