Scotsburn closing decades-old ice cream factory in New Brunswick

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – A long-standing ice cream factory in Saint John, N.B., will close by September as the company shifts production to other locations.

The Scotsburn Ice Cream 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.