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Lehigh, Eskimo Pie join forces.

Lehigh Valley Cooperative Farmers, Allentown, Pa., and Eskimo Pie Corporation have finalized an agreement putting the dairy cooperative into large-volume production of ice cream specialties and novelty products. The deal could result in up to $10 million in sales annually, according to Lehigh president Robert P. Barry. Under the terms of the agreement, Lehigh's Allentown plant will become a production center for the popular frozen items for distribution under the Eskimo Pie label.

Lehigh recently launched a $1 million plant- and equipment-improvement program aimed at maintaining the momentum of its recently achieved profitability, according to Barry. Barry said the investment is being made to achieve operating cost efficiencies and increase productivity in an effort to sustain the turnaround of the dairy, which only 2 years ago was apparently on the brink of financial ruin.
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Title Annotation:30 Years Ago ... From the March & April 1977 issues of Farmer Cooperatives
Publication:Rural Cooperatives
Date:Mar 1, 2007
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