Hudsonville Ice Cream announced plans to expand its Holland, Mich., headquarters manufacturing facility.

The $1.6 million investment includes a new silo alcove and pilot plant to allow for more innovative flavor creations.

“Hudsonville Ice Cream is known and loved throughout this region, and this investment is the perfect way to honor our heritage here,” says CJ Ellens, director of sales and marketing. “We are immensely proud of our West Michigan roots, and it is our hope that it shines through in every batch of ice cream we make. Our facility expansion is a reflection of our plans for the future, and we are committed to growing our operations here in Holland for years to come.”

Hudsonville Ice Cream’s Holland facility is utilized to develop and produce frozen desserts. Construction involved the development of a silo alcove to store raw materials, and a pilot plant to develop and test new ice cream flavors.

Lakeshore Advantage, Zeeland, Mich., assisted with the expansion.