Frozen Dessert Manufacturer to Expand to Texas

The $29 million project marks "the next steppingstone" in the company’s growth.

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AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that the Ziegenfelder Company, a frozen dessert manufacturer in operation in the U.S. for well over a century, will establish a new manufacturing facility in Lockhart.

The project will create 100 new jobs and more than $29 million in capital investment. A Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $525,000 has been extended to the Ziegenfelder Company.  

"I am pleased to welcome The Ziegenfelder Company, an industry leader producing affordable, high-quality frozen treats, to the Lone Star State,” Abbott said. “Lockhart offers access to a hardworking skilled workforce and the logistical advantages of its Central Texas location. Already the second-leading state for food manufacturing and distribution, Texas offers even more room for growth in the industry, and I look forward to celebrating the Ziegenfelder Company’s continued success as we work together to keep Texas the best place to live, work, build a business, and raise a family."

“The Ziegenfelder Company currently operates three manufacturing facilities in West Virginia, Colorado and California, producing the nation’s No. 1 frozen novelty brand, Budget Saver,” said Kevin Heller, president of the Ziegenfelder Company. “We have been in business for more than 160 years, and this $29 million investment is the next steppingstone in our company’s growth. The business-friendly environment that Lockhart and the state of Texas have created was a major reason we decided to expand our business in the region.”

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