Dippin' Dots, LLC recently announced a $3.1 million modernization and renovation at its manufacturing facility in Paducah, Ky.
Dippin' Dots has produced and distributed its patented flash frozen tiny beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice products since microbiologist Curt Jones invented the cryogenic process in 1988. Made at the company's production facility in Paducah, Ky., Dippin' Dots distributes its unique frozen products in all 50 states and 11 countries and employs 170 people.
The investment includes the construction of a new energy efficient freezer system, and operational upgrades designed to improve efficiencies throughout the existing 120,000 square-foot production and distribution facility.
Dippin' Dots' President Scott Fischer referred to the investment as an important step in positioning the company for future growth. "This investment underlines our long-term commitment to reinvigorating the widely recognized Dippin' Dots brand and build on our existing products with innovative frozen treats in the coming months and years," commented Fischer, in a prepared statement. "The plant upgrades ensure we have the production capacity and capabilities to meet increased demand as we expand our points of presence across the U.S. and other countries in the coming years."
He continued, "As Dippin' Dots enters its 25th anniversary year, this new capital investment also fulfills numerous goals for our company. It assures sustainability through energy efficiency gains and provides significant utility cost and maintenance savings."
Construction will start this spring with completion anticipated later this year.