BoDeans Baking expanding cone, wafer operations
by Eric Schroeder
LE MARS, IOWA — BoDeans Baking Group is investing $12 million to expand operations and add production jobs at several of its facilities. The company, which was founded in 2000 as a specialty cone maker, now produces wafers for ice cream sandwiches as well.
The company’s 75,000-square-foot cone plant produces more than 600 million cones and 250 million sleeves annually, while the 92,000-square-foot wafer facility makes more than 1.5 billion wafers a year.
A spokesperson for the company said the expansion is about 75% complete.