HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Virginia dairy cooperative says it’s buying a vacant ice-cream plant in Hagerstown that produced Good Humor bars for nearly 30 years before it closed last year.
The Herald-Mail reported Tuesday that Valley Pride LLC of Harrisonburg, Va., plans to begin milk and ice cream production at the plant this fall.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Seek Help Identifying Young Boy Walking Street Early Saturday
Vice President Randy Inman says the products will be sold under the Shenandoah Family Farms label.
Inman says the company will begin production with 35 full-time workers.READ MORE: Baltimore's Monument Lighting, In Its 50th Year, Returns Thursday
He would not disclose the purchase price.
The plant was closed by the British-Dutch conglomerate Unilever in July 2012. The shutdown affected 391 workers.
Unilever closed the plant to consolidate production in Tennessee, Missouri and Nevada.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Fire Department's Train Garden Returns To Engine 45
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