It's ready! Pierre's new ice cream factory begins
operation right in time for summer
OH – June 13, 2011 – Pierre’s Ice Cream Company’s brand new
35,000 square foot ice cream factory is getting busy making batch
after batch of the same creamy frozen treats that have made the
Cleveland-based company a favorite for almost 80 years.
Mayor Frank Jackson, Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland and
former United States Senator George Voinovich joined Pierre’s
President and CEO Shelley Roth in opening the production plant with
a ceremonial ribbon cutting held this morning on the company’s
is a very exciting day in the history of our company,” said Roth.
“This new factory not only provides our experienced team the space
and resources to continue making the most delicious ice creams
imaginable, but will also allow us to better serve and offer new
products to our customers.”
state-of-the art energy efficient automated production equipment,
the new ice cream plant will provide Pierre’s the ability to
produce up to eight times its previous capacity.
features include the installation of an automated flash-freeze
spiral hardening system designed to enhance Pierre’s reputation
for freshness and quality. Special paneling, floors and equipment
were added to ensure food safety. New stainless steel holding tanks
for liquid ingredients as well as brand new flavor tanks, mixing
equipment, piping, pumps, filling equipment and conveyors were also
sustainability features were built into the design. Insulated panels
optimize heating and cooling. The plant’s environmental systems
recycle the hot and cold air generated from the production process
and refrigeration systems to heat and cool rooms throughout the
complex. Windows and skylights provide natural light.
on the plant began last September. It is located adjacent to the
west end of Pierre’s 56,000 square-foot headquarter office and
distribution center on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland’s MidTown
District. The new factory will replace Pierre’s former 34,000
square-foot production building located at 6519 Carnegie Avenue.
project completes Phase II of a master plan started in 1995 with the
construction of Pierre’s Euclid Avenue corporate office and
Pierre’s Ice Cream Company
is a leader in the production and distribution of gourmet ice
creams, sherbet, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and frozen novelties. Over
235 products and flavors share the Pierre’s name. The company is privately owned and operated with its
headquarter office and production plant in Cleveland,
Ohio. Pierre’s has nearly 80 years of tradition and commitment to the
highest quality standards, outstanding service and industry
leadership. For more
information about Pierre’s, visit www.pierres.com.
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