Dart Container began in a small machine shop in Mason, Michigan known as Dart Manufacturing, providing products such as plastic key cases, steel tape measures and identification 'dog' tags for the armed services. The company expanded to polystyrene in the late 1950's that led to a line of high quality insulated foam cups. The benefits of foam cups include superior insulation, strength and durability -- all provided at a lower cost. Dart's early success in the foam cup market led to new lines (e.g., plates, hinged containers, bowls, food containers, cutlery) added to the Dart product mix. Today, Dart manufactures a broad range of quality single-use products for the foodservice, retail, and food packaging industries and is the world's largest manufacturer of foam cups.