FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- Edy's Grand Ice Cream plans on expanding its Fort Wayne plant to handle the employees that it has added in recent years.
The company says it expects to spend $1.5 million on the project that will include new entrances, a renovated 2,000-square-foot cafeteria, men's and women's locker rooms, meeting rooms and office space.
Company spokeswoman Diane McIntyre tells The Journal Gazette says the plant is busting at the seams with more employees than ever anticipated.
Work on the project is expected to start in August. It will be in addition to about $28 million in equipment and building upgrades the company expects to make over the next five years.
Edy's has about 460 production workers and 90 management employees at the plant.