It’s easy to see that John Wilhelm is one busy guy.
Recognized as the boss donned from head to toe in white food factory overalls, he is the plant manager for BoDeans Baking Group, an ice cream cone producer in Le Mars, IA.
Wilhelm believes in keeping to a production schedule, and that’s one of the reasons why BoDeans provides great service to purchasers like Wells, Inc., which owns the Blue Bunny® ice cream brand.
Make no mistake: Wilhelm’s anti-static protective shoe covers don’t slow him down. Camera and film crews often have a tough time getting a hold of him for a private plant tour, but he made an exception for a Basin Electric communications crew in April. BoDeans gets its electricity from North West Rural Electric Cooperative, a Basin Electric Class C member.
While the Basin Electric photographer, videographer and writer set up their equipment in the plant’s lobby, Wilhelm tosses them matching white overalls and asks them to follow him into the plant.
Check out the following photos from Basin Electric’s private tour, which portray parts of the BoDeans baking process!