Wells Enterprises Announces Expansion of New York State Manufacturing Plant

The project is expected to more than double the facility's current output.

Wells Dunkirk Expansion
Wells Enterprises

DUNKIRK, N.Y. β€” Wells Enterprises announced plans for the expansion of its Dunkirk manufacturing facility, which would bring more than 200 new jobs to the community.

The expansion underscores the company's commitment to long-term growth and leadership in the ice cream category. 

The Dunkirk manufacturing facility plays a role in the company's expansion plans for its national manufacturing network of its Blue Bunny, Halo Top, Bomb Pop and Blue Ribbon Classics brands. The expansion is anticipated to more than double the facility's current production output and help support the company's continued plans for growth in novelty and packaged ice cream, while enabling future innovation. 

"The planned expansion of the Dunkirk facility follows our team's continued strong performance over the last several months. That, coupled with the continued growth plan for our brands and the category overall makes expanding our Dunkirk facility the right choice for Wells," said Mark Meyer, COO of Wells Enterprises.

Construction is planned to begin in the fall of 2023, with official groundbreaking in early 2024. This follows the growth vision highlighted during the December acquisition by the Ferrero Group. Wells Enterprises expects the project, with the necessary approvals and in collaboration with local and state officials, to be operational by late 2025. 


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