Bimbo Bakeries USA expanding Orangeburg County manufacturing operations

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Company creating 30 new jobs with its Midlands expansion

COLUMBIA, S.C.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.

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“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.