Flowers Foods continues to build out its operations, recently announcing that it will invest $25 million to expand and transform its Lynchburg facility into an organic facility. This will create 15 new jobs. The bakery, which the company has operated for more than 40 years, is set to serve the Mid-Atlantic market.
“This expansion represents a tremendous opportunity for us to meet the increasing demand for our Dave’s Killer Bread organic, Non-GMO Project Verified breads,” said Brad Alexander, Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Foods. “We chose to convert our Lynchburg bakery for a number of reasons, including its geographic location, access to key interstate highways, and the partnership we have with local and state agencies. However, one of the more compelling reasons was the outstanding team of individuals we have at our bakery. We look forward to the successful completion of this project by late summer.”
According to a press release, the company operates 46 bakeries in 18 states, and employs more than 9,700 people. Among the company’s top brands are Nature’s Own, Wonder, Dave’s Killer Bread, and Tastykake.
“Flowers Foods’ bakery is an institution in Lynchburg,” added Governor Ralph Northam. “Focusing the bakery on the growing market for organic food will help secure its future in Virginia. The food processing industry has blossomed both in Lynchburg and in our Commonwealth, and we are proud to support Flowers Foods as they grow and prosper here.”
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