Wells to Buy Ice Cream Production Plant from Unilever

September 4, 2019

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Wells to Buy Ice Cream Production Plant from Unilever
The former Unilever ice cream plant in Henderson, NV. Image courtesy of Google Maps

The maker of Blue Bunny and Blue Ribbon Classics brand frozen treats and ice cream products, Wells Enterprises, entered into an agreement to purchase an ice cream manufacturing plant in Henderson, NV from Unilever, several news organizations reported. 

The company said the acquisition of the Nevada facility will expand its presence in the western U.S. and boost its production capacity. 

“The facility provides and even larger platform for growth while positioning us to better serve our customers. Wells intends to have the industry-leading infrastructure and best practices to become the leader in quality, innovation, food safety, and operational effectiveness in the ice cream category,” Mike Wells, the chief executive officer of Wells Enterprises, said in a statement printed by the LeMars Sentinel

250 workers employed in Henderson will join Wells when the facility changes hands, according to coverage by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It is unclear when the plant will open under the new ownership. 

Unilever announced plans to shutter the ice cream plant this June, shifting production of brands like Ben and Jerry’s and Breyers to facilities in Missouri, Tennessee, and Vermont. 

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