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Our Story

KC might be new to straws, but we’ve used paper to make quality products for nearly 30 years.

Paper. It’s what Kaweah Container does every day.

We got our start in 1989 and have grown from a small family-owned business into one of the West Coast’s premier corrugated packaging companies. Now we’re expanding.

With KC Straws, we bring the same approach that’s made Kaweah Container successful — a commitment to quality, state-of-the-art products, quick turnaround times, and reliability.

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Why straws?

Well, we recognized the growing need for an alternative to plastic, and we knew we could deliver. We have the capability to innovate. So why not do better for the planet while doing better for the consumer?

Our products are made in the USA with our facilities based in Visalia, California.

With the Sequoia National Park practically in our backyard, we’re proud to be Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Forest Stewardship Council certified. Our straws are also American Institute of Baking Certified, Composter Approved, Reef & Ocean Friendly, and Food Safe - FDA Compliant.

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