Smith's Food and Drug Centers has opened a $14 million ice cream plant in Layton capable of producing 16 million gallons of ice cream annually.

The 56,000-square-foot plant will produced ice cream for Smith's private label for all Smith's stores in the Intermountain area, the Southwest and future stores in California.More than 73 different flavors, sizes and types of ice cream and frozen yogurt products will be manufactured in the new facility.

Ken White, vice president and director of Smith's Intermountain Division, said the new plant will give the company the ability to produce the best quality products at the lowest possible cost.