In 1961 the company built a 25,000 square foot manufacturing facility on East Cork Street in Kalamazoo and by 1967, a second Fabri-Kal manufacturing plant began operation in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. In 1969, as its employee roster neared 400, the Fabri-Kal Foundation was established to support cultural diversity and provide higher-education tuition assistance to young-adult children of Fabri-Kal employees.
In 1981, Fabri-Kal built its third plastic packaging plant in Piedmont, South Carolina, and opened its new headquarters building in Kalamazoo. By the late 1990’s Fabri-Kal had worked with some of the biggest brands in the food industry, establishing their position as a preferred manufacturer in the Custom Packaging Goods market.
In 2004 we added a new material to our portfolio, Polylactic Acid (PLA). We became one of the first to market with a PLA cup when we launched Greenware Drink Cups. In 2008, Fabri-Kal purchased a 400,000-square-foot vacant plant in Kalamazoo and began a two-year renovation with environmental responsibility in mind. The new state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility was awarded LEED® Silver certification in 2010.
In 2015 Fabri-Kal opened a plant in Burley, Idaho, to focus on manufacturing a new line of products, made from plant fiber. With nearly 70 years of leadership and continued growth, Fabri-Kal remains family owned and home to more than 1,000 employees.