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The roots of




The year that William F. Dart founded the Dart Manufacturing Company. Steel tape measures, dog tags and a children’s marble game were first off the production line of this small-scale Michigan machine shop.


13,000 employees, 35 locations, 4 countries

Today Dart Container employs thousands of innovative people dedicated to exceeding expectations in manufacturing.


US$1 billion

Invested by Dart Interests in real estate projects in seven US states. Luxury residences, mixed-use communities, resorts and multi-family properties, the Dart Interests portfolio is built for success for generations to come. 


Discover Dart

This story begins in 1937, in Mason, Michigan when William F. Dart’s small machine shop began producing dog tags for the armed forces. Fast forward to the fifties and the creation of a simple but innovative heat-resistant foam cup, and the rest is family history.

Innovation remains at the heart of all Dart activity today, it’s a mindset we share across all our industries and interests. We believe in better – better living standards and a prosperous future for all.  

Ken Dart
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We refer to our commitment to innovation as the pursuit of excellence, because it is a never-ending pursuit of improvement.

Ken Dart


Dart container   

Family values

From a simple machine shop to becoming market leaders in foodservices solutions, the Dart’s family visionary approach spans generations and borders.

Across all Dart businesses, our people work hard, think smart, pursue excellence and continue to strive for the innovation that bore that first foam cup.

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dart interests

Built for success

Led by brothers Ken and Bob Dart, Dart Interests is on a mission to develop exceptional residential, commercial and resort properties across the US. With a $1 billion portfolio of luxury residences, Class-A office space, exclusive resorts, mixed-use communities and multi-family properties, the group is driven by the same core values, culture and philosophy that binds Dart around the globe.

From the Upper East Side of New York to the California coast, Dart Interests is poised to become an industry leader in luxury real estate.

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The future of Dart

Developing for the future

Investment in the future – it’s a way of life at Dart. From our humble beginnings in Michigan to our vision for a sustainable Cayman, we’re future-focused. Our investment intent is multi-generational and spans all elements of life here, crossing infrastructure, environment and education. We’ve made a multi-generational commitment to the Cayman Islands and we’re positive of what’s to come.

Dart team
Dart team
Leading the way for the long term. At Dart our leadership team share a wealth of experience and diversity across our businesses, and an in-common commitment to Ken Dart’s enduring vision for his investments in Cayman and beyond. They are collaborators, communicators, innovators and problem-solvers, bringing out the best in their teams and cultivating the next generation of talent to lead the future of Dart.