Froneri International has announced plans to expand its Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., to increase production capacity of its Drumstick ice cream comes.
The $145 million product will go toward adding two new lines for Drumsticks. The expansion is expected to add 145 jobs to the current workforce of around 400. The two new lines come in addition to a new line, announced last October, that is already up and running.
“We have been serving customers across the U.S. our delicious and quality ice cream for over 35 years from our Fort Wayne facility, and are very excited to continue to grow our capacity and team to make more ice cream with this sizable investment,” Julia Zirpoli, factory manager at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream’s Fort Wayne facility, said in a statement.
The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023.