Highland Baking Company has announced plans to expand its existing facility based in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The company’s US$35 million investment into the facility is expected to create 80 new jobs.
First established in 1984 and based in Northbrook, Illinois, the company produces and distributes custom bread products for national and international restaurant chains. The Spartanburg facility, which has been in operation for 10 years, currently produces 17 different bakery products including pan bread varieties, buns and sub rolls.
In addition to serving its customers on the East Coast of the US, products from the facility are also exported to Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.
The company will upgrade its existing building and infrastructure to support a new full production line, and will allow for a potential additional production line to ensure the company is able to meet increasing supply demands.
“Our home in Spartanburg, South Carolina has been a central part of our success over the last decade. This additional investment demonstrates not only our belief in the business moving forward, but our confidence in the staff of our Spartanburg bakery and the community in which it resides,” said Stu Rosen, CEO, Highland Baking Company.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $100,000 set-aside grant to Spartanburg County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building improvements. The expansion is expected to be complete by October 2023.
“Taking care of existing industry is a critical part of South Carolina’s economic development approach. Highland Baking Company’s expansion and $35 million investment in Spartanburg County shows that we are doing a lot of things right. We congratulate Highland Baking Company and look forward to watching their continued success,” concluded Governor Henry McMaster.
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