SC: Bimbo Bakeries USA Expanding Orangeburg County Mfg Ops, Hiring 30
10 Jun, 2015
Bimbo Bakeries USA, a subsidiary of Mexico's Grupo Bimbo - one of the world's largest bakery firms, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Orangeburg County. This expansion is expected to create 30 new jobs in Orangeburg, S.C. over the next five years.
Bimbo Bakeries USA will remain in its existing facility, located at 272 Broughton Street in Orangeburg, but will renovate and install new equipment to expand its capability.
Since entering the U.S. bread market in 1997, Bimbo Bakeries USA has grown tremendously and, today, employs approximately 22,000 associates across the United States. Headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Bimbo Bakeries USA is the proud manufacturer of many leading brands including Arnold®, Brownberry®, Oroweat®, Nature's Harvest®, Ball Park®, Entenmann's® and Sara Lee.®
Expansion of Bimbo Bakeries USA's Orangeburg County operations is expected to be completed by the second quarter of this year. Hiring for the new positions is currently underway. Those interested in joining the Bimbo Bakeries USA team should visit the company's careers page online. For more information on Bimbo Bakeries USA, visit www.bimbobakeriesusa.com.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $150,000 grant to Orangeburg County to assist with the cost of real property improvements related to the project.
"Bimbo Bakeries USA is excited to expand our baking operations in Orangeburg. Aside from its geographic advantage as a logistics center, Orangeburg has nurtured a business-friendly environment and a strong workforce that we hope will enable us to continue to grow in South Carolina." -Bimbo Bakeries USA Orangeburg Plant Manager Gordon Powell
"It's exciting to see such a well-respected company, like Bimbo Bakeries USA, recognize the benefits of doing business in South Carolina and make the decision to expand here. Today, we congratulate this great American company on their $9.3 million investment and celebrate the 30 new jobs it's creating in Orangeburg County." -Gov. Nikki Haley
"When a firm with such a large, national footprint, like Bimbo Bakeries USA, decides to further invest in South Carolina, it's truly a testament to our world-class workforce and pro-business climate. We celebrate this big win for the company, the Midlands Community and our state as a whole." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"Orangeburg County has a very pro-business environment, and Bimbo's investment is a testament to that. We are thrilled to support Bimbo Bakeries in its continued investment efforts here, and we look forward to a continued prosperous relationship." -Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright
"Bimbo's decision to further invest in its operations in Orangeburg is a testament that our business-friendly climate and skilled workforce are working to continually attract investment and grow our existing business. Thanks to a team effort, the city of Orangeburg and Orangeburg County will benefit from this investment now and in the future." -City of Orangeburg Mayor Michael Butler
"Bimbo Bakeries USA has a long history in South Carolina, and we are pleased to see them once again invest in Orangeburg County. We greatly appreciate the continued commitment to Orangeburg County by the company and look forward to supporting their continued growth and development." -Orangeburg County Development Commission Chairman Kenneth Middleton
"Bimbo Bakeries USA has long been an important member of the Orangeburg County community. We greatly appreciate the significant investments and job opportunities presented over the years. This announcement further demonstrates their commitment to our community." -Orangeburg County Development Commission Executive Director Gregg Robinson
"We congratulate Bimbo Bakeries USA on their expansion announcement today, bringing 30 new jobs to our region. The stakeholders and citizens of Central South Carolina will benefit from this investment, as well as the surrounding communities in our region." -Central SC Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan
FIVE FAST FACTS
· Bimbo Bakeries USA is expanding operations in Orangeburg County.
· Creating 30 new jobs.
· Bimbo Bakeries USA is a subsidiary of the Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo, which was founded in 1945.
· The company's Orangeburg County facility is located at 272 Broughton Street in Orangeburg, S.C.
· Those interested in joining the Bimbo Bakeries team should visit the company's careers page online.
About Bimbo Bakeries USA
Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) is a leader in the baking industry, known for its category leading brands, innovative products, freshness and quality. Our team of 22,000 U.S. associates operates more than 60 manufacturing locations in the United States. Over 11,000 distribution routes deliver our leading brands such as Arnold®, Bimbo®, Boboli®, Brownberry®, Entenmann's®, Freihofer's®, Heiners ®, Marinela®, Mrs Baird's®, Nature's Harvest®, Oroweat®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, Thomas'®, and Tia Rosa.® BBU is owned by Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V., the world's largest baking company with operations in 22 countries.
About Central South Carolina Alliance
The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted over $10.3 billion in capital investment nearly 63,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.
CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. Consistently, South Carolina has ranked as one of the top states in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.