Fieldbrook Foods Corp. completed a $4 million expansion to increase ice cream production at its Dunkirk, N.Y., headquarters processing plant, allowing the company to add 61 full-time jobs and retain 586 full-time jobs.

With over 32 production lines at its New York plant, Fieldbrook is capable of producing over 120 million dozen of frozen novelties and 25 million gallons of ice cream annually, distributed to the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico.

The expansion of the company's 234,000-square-foot Dunkirk facility included the purchase of new machinery and equipment to add two new production lines to manufacture specialty ice cream products.

"We at Fieldbrook Foods are excited about our future in Dunkirk,” says Bob Charleston, president and CEO. “We continue to see progress in our manufacturing and warehousing operations, and are delighted to add the additional 61 full-time staff to support this part of our overall strategy necessary to driving continued operational excellence throughout the Fieldbrook business. We have been fortunate to have received support from Governor Cuomo in our efforts toward expansion. Additionally, Fieldbrook has recently invested $6 million of capital to add to our capacity, which has resulted in the ability to hire these additional full-time employees. In addition to our management team and workforce, I must also give credit to Mayor Rosas, who has been a champion for our growth plans. The City of Dunkirk and the entire community have provided the strong leadership and support necessary for maintaining a growth oriented and business friendly philosophy. We are also thankful for the support and cooperation we have received from Teamsters Local 264 in our growth and improvement journey."