Scotsburn closing decades old ice cream factory in NB

Cites cost pressures and the need for greater efficiency.

SAINT JOHN, NB — Scotsburn Ice Cream Company, a long-standing ice cream factory in Saint John, NB, will close by September as the company shifts production to other locations.

The company employs 27 full-time and 16 part-time employees at its manufacturing plant near Harbour Station.

The plant opened in 1971 and has been owned by Scotsburn since 2001.

CEO Doug Ettinger says closing the plant is a difficult decision but the company is under mounting pressure to reduce costs and become more efficient in a competitive industry.

Ettinger says workers in Saint John will have the opportunity to apply for jobs at the company’s other facilities.

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