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PRODUCERS

Casper's Ice Cream

>> Casper's Ice Cream produces 700,000 ice cream bars and sandwiches each day.

>> Casper's considers its products to be in the premium
realm, while at value prices. This is why its sandwiches
are made with full-fat ice cream.

items that we can as gluten free. We are
constantly looking at ways to improve
the product."

Flexible Options
Another advantage of Casper's plant
expansion is that it has a lot more flexibility in the work it can do and in the

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services it can offer. These are advantages it can offer to other manufacturers through co-packing.
"We can do smaller runs for customers," Lawes says. "For a lot of the new
brands, they don't have a lot of infrastructure, so we're balancing packaging
for other companies' products as well
as our own."
Along with the upgraded facilities,
there has also been an effort at Casper's
to empower its workers, particularly as
the company began implementing lean
manufacturing in 2007. "One of our key
focuses has been involving our workers more," Lawes says. "We want to let
them know that they have some input,
and that input is valued. We want them
to see the benefits of lean manufacturing, which includes eliminating waste
and creating a continuous improvement culture."
Lawes says there is a continued
commitment from the Merrill family to
its employees as the company strives
to maintain a family-oriented environment. "We also want them to understand that there is a commitment from
the top down, that management is going
to support our workers as we move to
lean manufacturing."


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