FORT WAYNE, IND. – Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc., a UK-based subsidiary of Froneri, has announced plans to invest $ 145 million to further expand its ice cream production facility in Fort Wayne.
As part of its latest round of investment, Dreyer’s announced the addition of two new production lines for the company’s Drumstick products, which are expected to be fully operational by the end of 2023. This adds to a another new Drumstick production line, announced in October 2020, which is already operational.
Dreyer’s currently employs around 400 people at its Fort Wayne plant, and the expansion is expected to add 145 additional manufacturing jobs by the end of 2024 to support the new Drumstick ice cream production lines.
“We have been serving our customers across the United States our delicious, quality ice cream for over 35 years from our location in Fort Wayne and we are very pleased to continue to grow our capacity and our team to make more ice cream with this considerable investment, ”said Julia Zirpoli. , manager of the Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream factory in Fort Wayne.
Founded in 1928, Dreyer’s is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and is part of Froneri, a global ice cream company with operations in Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region and the United States. United.
“Dreyer’s continued growth in Fort Wayne is another example of private investment that has a huge impact on our community,” said Tom Henry, Mayor of Fort Wayne. “The planned expansion and new jobs are an encouraging sign that Fort Wayne is a great place to start and grow a business. We appreciate and appreciate Dreyer’s commitment to be a part of the positive momentum we are experiencing in our city and region.