Ice Cream Factory, an Eldon, Missouri-based ice cream manufacturer, recently announced plans to invest in a new manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Missouri. Ice Cream Factory will invest $9 million and create 130 jobs over the next five years.
“This plant will allow us buy milk from local dairy farmers, it will allow us to make more ice cream for the customers and it will allow us to expand farther than we are now,” said Ice Cream Factory Co-owner Shannon Imler.
In addition to production space, the new plant will have a retail and tourism component where customers can buy ice cream on-site and watch it being made. Launched in 2019, Ice Cream Factory’s products are carried by more than 1,000 retailers and sold in 16 states.
“We are thrilled that the Imler family has chosen Lebanon as the new home base for Ice Cream Factory,” said Lebanon Mayor Jared Carr. “This investment in Lebanon will be great for our community and will help bring more diversification to our local economy.”