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State awards BoDeans expansion incentives

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tax incentives for an expansion by BoDeans Cone Company, of Le Mars, were awarded Friday by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board.

The board approved the incentives through the High Quality Jobs program.

Nine jobs are expected to be created, with three supported by the state incentives, a state announcement said.

BoDeans plans to add 15,000 square feet onto the north end of the cone plant for two ovens, several line extensions, baking chain, mix system and flour silo, according to a press release.

A total manufacturing increase of 24,000 square feet will result from the expansion, company CEO John Wilhlemi said.

Wilhelm said the planned expansion will support increased demand from dairy clients for BoDeans cone products.

The company is making an investment of about $4.8 million.

The cone maker now operates from a 75,000-square-foot facility.

Established in 2000 by Bo and Dean Jacobson, BoDeans produces approximately 700 million cones a year for dairy clients in the United States and internationally.

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