The Ziegenfelder Company, a frozen dessert manufacturer, will establish a new manufacturing facility at SH 130 Industrial Park in Lockhart, Texas. The $29 million project is expected to create 100 jobs.
“The Ziegenfelder Company currently operates three manufacturing facilities in West Virginia, Colorado, and California, producing the nation’s No. 1 frozen novelty brand, Budget Saver,” said Kevin Heller, President of The Ziegenfelder Company. “We have been in business for more than 160 years, and this $29 million investment is the next steppingstone in our company’s growth. The business-friendly environment that Lockhart and the State of Texas have created was a major reason we decided to expand our business in the region.”
As an incentive The Ziegenfelder Company received a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant of $525,000.
”I am pleased to welcome The Ziegenfelder Company, an industry leader producing affordable, high-quality frozen treats, to the Lone Star State,” added Governor Greg Abbott. “Lockhart offers access to a hardworking skilled workforce and the logistical advantages of its Central Texas location. Already the second-leading state for food manufacturing and distribution, Texas offers even more room for growth in the industry, and I look forward to celebrating The Ziegenfelder Company’s continued success as we work together to keep Texas the best place to live, work, build a business, and raise a family.”
Based in Wheeling, West Virginia, the Ziegenfelder Company is a private, family owned frozen novelty manufacturer that focuses on producing the highest quality frozen ice treats. The company’s signature item, Budget Saver Assorted Twin Pops, is commonly referred to as the “Rainbow Array™. Ziegenfelder currently operaties production facilities in Wheeling; Chino, California; and Denver, Colorado.
“Lockhart has a strong economic development base to build from,” said Steve Lewis, Lockhart Economic Development Corporation President and Lockhart City Manager. “However, we needed to be more proactive in building the assets and infrastructure needed to attract our target companies. The new SH 130 Industrial Park has allowed Lockhart to overcome a limited inventory of available sites for targeted industries, like The Ziegenfelder Company, to call our city home.”