Ice cream maker expands facility

Ice cream maker expands facility

Courtesy Lakeshore Advantage

A West Michigan ice cream maker has expanded its facility and created 25 jobs.

Holland-based Hudsonville Ice Cream invested $1.5 million to expand its facility at 345 E. 48th St. earlier this year, according to Lakeshore Advantage this week.

The investment repurposed existing space to include a new a test kitchen, silo alcove for storage and pilot plant to allow for more flavor creations and an expanded distribution network across the country.

A spokeswoman said the expansion was necessary to allow the company to create and test new flavors.

Dan Vos Construction Company was the contractor for the project.

Zeeland-based economic development nonprofit Lakeshore Advantage assisted Hudsonville Ice Cream with the process of its expansion.

“Our facility expansion is a reflection of our plans for the future, and we are committed to growing our operations here in Holland for years to come,” said CJ Ellens of Hudsonville Ice Cream.

Hudsonville Ice Cream

Founded in 1926, Hudsonville Ice Cream is a family owned and operated.

The company employs 84 people and recently expanded distribution to other parts of the country.

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