Mike Kamerlander, CEcD
Director, Economic Development
LOCKHART, TX— It is about to get sweeter in Lockhart! The Hershey Creamery Company, also known as Hershey’s Ice Cream, has chosen the Barbecue Capital of Texas to expand its operations. The ice cream company made the announcement this week.
Hershey Creamery Company purchased over seven acres in the Lockhart Industrial Park II to build its new 20,000 sq. ft. facility, which will distribute Hershey’s Ice Cream products to retailers throughout Central and South Texas. The company plans to break ground by the end of this year. Upon completion, the company is anticipated to bring in more tax revenue and up to 20 jobs to Lockhart’s residents.
“I welcome Hershey’s Ice Cream to Lockhart,” said Mayor Lew White. “The logistics and distribution industry is one of four business sectors Lockhart has targeted in its five-year economic growth plan given our citizens’ workforce readiness and location to serve Austin and San Antonio.”
Enjoyed by millions since 1894, Hershey’s Ice Cream is focused on producing innovative, high-quality products and providing industry leading service. Guided by family values of integrity, honesty, and respect, the company strives to provide an unforgettable experience with each delicious bite.
“Lockhart’s size and location are the perfect example of what we look for in our operations.” Hershey Creamery Company president, George Holder, said. “Texas has always been a great state for business, and we look forward to starting our Lockhart operation.”
About Hershey’s Ice Cream
Hershey Creamery Company, also known as Hershey's Ice Cream, is an American creamery that produces ice cream, sorbet, sherbet, frozen yogurt, and other frozen desserts. It was founded by Jacob Hershey and his four brothers in 1894. The company was one of the first to offer consumers pre-packaged ice cream pints.
About Lockhart Economic Development Corporation
The Lockhart Economic Development Corporation, a department within the City of Lockhart, is designed to provide a range of business and economic development assistance. To learn more about opportunities in Lockhart, visit www.lockhartedc.com.