Chapman’s Ice Cream plans to open the doors to its new facility this fall.
On Sept. 4, 2009, a fire completely levelled the company’s 150-year-old plant in Markdale, Ont.
That 85,000 sq.-ft. production facility had been the company’s headquarters for 36 years.
In an article in the Sun Times, Penny Chapman who owns the business with her husband David, said the new plant will house everything the company had before and allow it room to grow.
They also plan to keep the miniplant they purchased after the fire and use it as a nut-free facility.
Canadian Press says the new plant will be about double the size of the original plant and has a price tag of $50 million to $75 million.
The rebuilding of the new plant has been dubbed Project Phoenix.
On its website, the company announced a new greener two-litre packaging and other ways it’s reducing its carbon footprint, and three new frozen yogurt flavours.