Turkey Hill expands through Arkansas acquisition

By Jim Cornall contact

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The acquisition is to expand the company's production capacity, capabilities, and geographic reach.  Pic: Turkey Hill
The acquisition is to expand the company's production capacity, capabilities, and geographic reach. Pic: Turkey Hill

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US ice cream manufacturer Turkey Hill LLC has acquired an ice cream and novelty production facility in Searcy, Arkansas, from Yarnell Ice Cream, LLC, a subsidiary of Schulze & Burch Biscuit Company.

The newly-acquired 100,000 square foot production facility is SQF-certified and manufactures ice cream and frozen novelty products across various sizes and formats. 

Turkey Hill, which was acquired by an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital in April 2019, said the addition further expands its production capacity, capabilities, and geographic reach.

Tim Hopkins, CEO of Turkey Hill LLC, said, “The addition of this facility in Arkansas highlights the company’s commitment to geographic expansion.  Over the last year, Turkey Hill has experienced strong and growing consumer demand nationwide, and the strategic location of this facility will enable us to serve consumers across the United States for years to come.  We look forward to welcoming the employees at the Searcy facility to our Turkey Hill family.”

Turkey Hill’s existing footprint already includes one of the largest production facilities of ice cream and refrigerated drinks in the country – a facility in Conestoga, Pennsylvania, which is powered by 100% renewable energy and situated on more than 72 acres. 

Within its flagship facility, Turkey Hill is also executing on its previously-announced investment plan, which includes capacity and personnel expansion, investments across existing production lines, and facility enhancements to support its associates.

Concurrent with the transaction, Turkey Hill has entered into a co-manufacturing agreement whereby it will continue to produce ice cream for the Yarnell’s brand, which will be retained by Schulze & Burch Biscuit Company.

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