Joy Cone Co.


Albert George, along with other family members started the George & Thomas Cone Company in 1918. Today, that company is still owned by the George family, together with the employees. As such, the company is now an ESOP and is known as Joy Cone Company, after its signature brand of ice cream cones. It is today the largest ice cream cone company in the world, baking over 1.5 billion cones per year. Joy Cone Company, an independent family-owned & operated business, has practiced the art of cone baking for over 85 years. 
The companyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s employees are part of their family. It explains how they have managed to build a very successful operation. They do it by considering the needs of their employees and their families. The company offers flexible work hours, which enable its employees to reconcile their personal schedules with the production schedules. The results have been greater efficiency and happier employees.
The companyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s philosophy is to make one product better than any other company does. Cones are that product. First of all, the company has developed their own cone ovens which are built in their plant. The company uses a time-tested family recipe that has been passed from one generation to the next. The company pays close attention to every detail of mixing the batter, baking the cones, and then packaging them. Even in the fast-paced, automated world of today, the company relies on personal attention to ensure quality.
Getting the cones to the market quickly and efficiently is also important. ThatÂâ€Ã¢„¢s why the company owns and operates its own fleet of trucks. It also ensures that the cones are handled properly from the time they leave the plant until they arrive at their destination.

Family ties, attention to detail, and old-fashioned quality are the ingredients that make the cones a Joy to sample. The company has built its reputation by making the best cone in the world.