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Blue Bunny looks to buy ice cream factory in Henderson

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Posted at 10:30 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 03:11:08-04

HENDERSON (KTNV) — The company that produces Blue Bunny ice cream is looking to buy a former ice cream factory in the Las Vegas valley.

Wells Enterprises, Inc. says it has signed a purchase agreement with Unilever for its ice cream manufacturing plant in Henderson. The sale is expected to be completed in Sept.

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Wells manufactures Blue Bunny, the Bomb Pop, Blue Ribbon Classics and Chilly Cow.

“The Henderson acquisition benefits both parties. The facility has been well-maintained with high quality employees ready and excited to continue making ice cream,” explained Mike Wells, CEO and President.

Wells employs over 4,000 people across the country and says it is the largest privately held, family-owned ice cream manufacturer in the United States.

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It produces more than 200 million gallons of ice cream per year and distributes products in all 50 states.

“We’re excited to have over 250 employees of the Henderson facility join Wells. They have the skills and abilities we need to help grow our business.," said Wells.

"We’re focused on our shared commitment of quality, service, and food safety and look forward to continuing to fulfill Wells’ purpose of bringing joy to everyday life because of the love of ice cream,” he said.

The company is headquartered with two manufacturing plants in Le Mars, Iowa, a manufacturing plant in Dunkirk, New York and a manufacturing plant in Lakewood, New Jersey.