Dreyer's shifts production to Bakersfield plant

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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CITY OF COMMERCE, CALIF. — Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc. will close its City of Commerce, Calif., manufacturing plant at the end of April and shift production to the recently completely, $100 million expansion of its Bakersfield, Calif., ice cream manufacturing facility.

Dreyer’s Commerce plant produces ice cream in family-size cartons for home sale as well as three-gallon-size containers for restaurants and parlors. Production has been transitioning to Bakersfield over the last year.

The Commerce closing will impact 99 employees, but Dreyer’s hopes to offer alternative positions or work locations, including jobs in Bakersfield, to most of those employees.

With the recent expansion in Bakersfield, Dreyer’s hired another 381 employees there in 2005, bringing its Bakersfield employee total to nearly 800.

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