Turkey Hill LLC, a Lancaster, Pa.-based manufacturer and distributor of branded ice cream and refrigerated drinks, said it acquired an ice cream and novelty production facility in Searcy, Ark., from Yarnell Ice Cream LLC, a subsidiary of Schulze & Burch Biscuit Co.
The newly acquired 100,000-square-foot production facility is SQF-certified and manufactures high-quality ice cream and frozen novelty products across various sizes and formats, Turkey Hill said. The addition of the facility further expands Turkey Hill’s production capacity, capabilities and geographic reach. Concurrent with the transaction, Turkey Hill entered into a co-manufacturing agreement whereby it will continue to produce ice cream for the Yarnell’s brand, which will be retained by Schulze & Burch Biscuit Co.
“The addition of this facility in Arkansas highlights the company’s commitment to geographic expansion,” said Tim Hopkins, CEO of Turkey Hill. “Over the last year, Turkey Hill has experienced strong and growing consumer demand nationwide, and the strategic location of this facility will enable us to serve consumers across the United States for years to come. We look forward to welcoming the employees at the Searcy facility to our Turkey Hill family.”