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Leading Bakery Products Producer To Build New Lebanon Plant

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Posted at 8:39 AM, Jun 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:35:25-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A leading bakery products producer has invested $103 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Wilson County that's expected to create 147 jobs.

Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced this week that Maplehurst Bakeries LLC, a division of Weston Foods, was set to build the facility in Lebanon.

The company has been producing frozen bakery products, including doughnuts, pies, cake, rye bread, sweet goods, and gluten-free baked goods, for in-store and food service bakeries.

The new facility was expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2016. It was set to house warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing operations for its doughnut production to service customers across North America and around the world.

Besides Tennessee, the company has operated facilities in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, New York, and Washington. 

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