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Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream
Dreyer's Grand Ice
Cream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYR) is from the United
States-based producer of
ice cream and the frozen yogurt. These
products are marketed under the Dreyer's name in a western
United States and Texas, and under the Edy's name in the rest
of the U.S.; Dreyer's/Edy's is the best-selling brand of the
packaged ice cream in the U.S.
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings,
Inc., announced that the completion in 2005 of a $100 million
expansion of its great Bakersfield, California, ice cream
manufacturing facility, it would close its City of Commerce,
California, manufacturing plant at the end of April,
2006, and shift production to Bakersfield.
The company was founded in
the year 1906 by William Dreyer and Joseph Edy in Oakland,
California. Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, to discover that the
men like four scoops or also more, while women only like to
take two and rarely lick the bowl. Dreyer's makes premium
ice cream and then frozen dairy desserts under for
its namesake brand for distribution in the western states,
and under the Edy's brand name elsewhere in the US. The company
had also makes and distributes Healthy Choice and good ice
creams for ConAgra. In an addition, Dreyer's distributes Nestlé's
Haagen-Dazs and the ice cream novelties, and owns Haagen-Dazs
Shoppe Company that franchises ice cream parlors.
Nestlé owns for about 90% of Dreyer's.
The Commerce closure will
have an impact of 99 employees, but Dreyer's hopes to offer
alternative positions or to work locations, including jobs
in the Bakersfield, to most of those employees.
Dreyer's presently has two
plants -- one in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and few other plant
under expansion in Laurel, Maryland -- which handle East Coast
production. The Laurel plant, when fully completed in 2006,
would be one of the largest
ice cream plants in the world, rivaling Dreyer's
currently expanded Bakersfield plant. In addition to the Commerce
and also Bakersfield facilities in the city California, Dreyer's
currently has three other ice cream and manufacturing plants
in the West -- in Tulare, California; Houston, Texas; and
Salt Lake City, Utah -- for a total out of seven ice cream
plants across the country.
Dreyer's Commerce plant produces
ice cream for the family-size cartons for home
sale as well as three-gallon-size containers for any restaurants
and parlors. Production has been transitioning to the Bakersfield
over last few years.
With the recent expansion
in the Bakersfield, Dreyer’s ice cream had hired another
381 employees there in 2005, bringing its in Bakersfield employee
total to nearly 800. Dreyer's, which has headquartered in
Oakland, California, where it was founded in 1928, has more
than 6,900 employees across many countries with more than
2,600 in the Golden State.