Crown Bakeries, a company which manufactures fresh and frozen croissants, buns, bagels, biscuits, sweet goods and other dough products, cut the ribbon after completing renovations at its Smyrna manufacturing facility in Georgia.
The almost 200,000 square foot facility underwent extensive renovation including an expansion of the manufacturing floorspace, tripling the size of the company’s R&D centre with the addition of an innovation lab, and the renovation of employee welfare, offices and cafe facilities. Stellar Construction was the general contractor with support from Box Studies for architectural and interior design.
“Congratulations to the Crown team on an impressive, best-in-class expansion at our Smyrna facility. The new spaces beautifully express our company’s values,” said Cordia Harrington, Founder and CEO of Crown Bakeries. “The investment made into innovation capabilities and manufacturing space at this key geographic location furthers our vision for growth and our commitment to proudly serve national brands!”
“Our goal with the renovation was two-fold: to refresh and create a modern facility our employees are proud to work in every day, while also building a dedicated R&D center to host customers and brands for hands-on collaboration. We encourage our partners to visit and take advantage of the new tools and talent we have here to accelerate innovation,” added Yianny Caparos, President of Crown Bakeries.
The investment and expansion of the Smyrna facility is part of the transformational growth of the company’s organisation over the last three years. The facility was acquired by Crown in May 2020 and is one of nine manufacturing facilities in the Crown network.
Crown is owned by Arbor Investments, a private equity firm that focuses on acquiring companies in the food and beverage and related industries.
“Today we cut the ribbon on another significant capital investment made to support the growing infrastructure at Crown. We have already made unprecedented investments of over $50 million in organic growth projects over the last three years and will continue to aggressively deploy capital to support growth and further our vision in building a formidable national baker across highly differentiated product sectors,” concluded Chris Tuffin, Partner at Arbor Investments.
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