Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, the US ice cream subsidiary of Nestlé, has completed expanding its Laurel Operations Centre at a cost of US$210m.

The newly expanded facility is 705,000 square foot and employs more than 725 staff with the addition of another 240 employees planned in the next two-years, making it the largest of Dreyer’s six manufacturing facilities across the US. 

The facility has a total of 11 manufacturing lines, with capacity to install nine future lines. Dreyer’s expects the site to produce nearly 58m gallons of packaged ice cream and 370m dozens of frozen snacks a year.

The Laurel Operations Center will produce and distribute more than 120 different Dreyer’s, Edy’s, Haagen-Dazs, Nestlé and Skinny Cow ice creams and frozen snacks.