Unilever to close Maryland frozen novelty plant

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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HAGERSTOWN, MD. — Unilever on Tuesday said it will close a frozen novelty plant in Hagerstown that employs 460 salaried and hourly employees. The announcement comes a little more than two months after Unilever said it would close its Breyers packaged ice cream manufacturing plant in Framingham, Mass., by the end of 2010.

Unilever said production from Hagerstown, which makes Klondike, Popsicle and Good Humor novelty ice cream, as well as Ben & Jerry’s cones and Breyers Fruit Bars, will be transferred to other sites within the Unilever network in several phases. Plant production is expected to finish by the end of 2011, with the final plant closing expected to occur during that same time period.

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