Skally’s Old World Bakery, a family-owned bagel and pita bread bakery, announced plans to build a $40 million, 350,000-square-foot production facility in West Harrison, Indiana.
“The Skally family is excited at the opportunity to take our family business to Dearborn County, expanding operations and creating new jobs in West Harrison, Indiana,” said Ephraim Skally, Founder and Chief Executive Cfficer of Skally’s Old World Bakery.
The new state-of-the-art bread production facility will serve customers in 40 states across the United States, and will begin construction in March of 2016, according to a press release.
“I’m excited to welcome Skally’s Old World Bakery to the Hoosier State,” said Indiana Governor Mike Pence. “Like this family-owned business, Indiana was built on shared values of tradition, quality, and hard work, and it’s our strong Hoosier workforce that helps Indiana stand out as the ideal place to do business. Today more Hoosiers are going to work than at any time in our state’s history because employers across the country continue to recognize the benefits of doing business in Indiana.”
Founded in 1977 by the Skally family, Old World Bakery began as a 17-foot-wide, 1,275-square-foot bakery in Cincinnati, OH. Since adding its bagel line in 1981, the bakery has grown to now bake and pack 24,000 bagels and 10,000 loaves of pita every hour.
The decision to build the facility in West Harrison was spurred by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation offer of up to $900,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. The incentives are performance-based, meaning until employees are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.