Weston Foods will expand its Maplehurst Bakeries operations in Lebanon, Tennessee. The bakery company will create 90 new jobs and invest $53M in Wilson County.
Weston Foods, Maplehurst Bakeries’ parent company, is a leader in the North American baking industry, producing breads, rolls, donuts, cakes, pies, bagels, tortillas, cookies, crackers and more. The company is also a supplier of ice cream cones and sandwich wafers to the dairy industry and a supplier of Girl Scout cookies in the United States.
“Our donut business is growing across North America. It’s crucial we add capacity to our existing bakeries where it makes sense,” said Luc Mongeau, President of Weston Foods. “We’re very proud to be adding two high-speed production lines to our already bustling donut bakery in Lebanon. Tennessee’s business climate is ideal for growth and the community has been nothing but supportive.”
“I want to thank Maplehurst for choosing to expand its operations in Lebanon,” Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “Since 2011, TNECD has supported the creation more than 4,000 new jobs in Wilson County and I appreciate Weston Foods for bringing 90 new jobs to Lebanon and for continuing to invest in our state. I look forward to seeing this company continue to succeed in Tennessee and in Wilson County.”
“As Mayor of Lebanon it is always pleasing to see one of our signature employers continue its growth,” Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash said. “This announcement and investment is another confirmation of our commitment to maintain a business-friendly environment. It’s also a compliment to the citizens who have chosen to work with Weston Foods.”
SOURCE: Weston Foods