Fort Wayne paper straw company sold

Hoffmaster Group, based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, bought the only manufacturer of paper straws in the U.S. Monday.

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 9:27 PM
Updated: Aug 8, 2018 3:44 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne-based Aardvark Straws was sold this week.

Hoffmaster Group, based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, bought the only manufacturer of paper straws in the U.S. Monday.

The disposable tablewear company plans to increase production of the straws that have grown in popularity this year.

Cities such as Seattle and San Francisco have banned the use of plastic straws, driving the demand Aardvark couldn't meet.

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