Nothing will start your day off better than a good pastry. America is the home of the doughnut, the cronut (they’re delicious) and bear claws. We know our pastries and, to honor those pastries, we are going to discuss a pastry manufacturing plant that will be going up in Vineland, New Jersey. The company establishing that facility is Bridor Inc., an international bread and pastry manufacturer. They make everything from baguettes to croissants and danishes and they are looking to re-establish themselves in Vineland with a $32 million expansion.
The project will transform the baking facility that currently exists in Vineland into a more flexible facility where Bridor will be able to produce a majority of their bread and pastry products (such as croissants). And, unlike most food produced in factories Bridor will strive to use locally sourced ingredients. The expansion was deemed necessary by the company in order to meet current market demands.
Jean-Francois Duquesne, the CEO of Bridor, expects the facility to add just under 50 jobs. Those jobs will come in the form of local engineers and quality control managers according to the South Jersey Times. Duquesne, in a statement to the media, detailed that a search for employees is currently ongoing even though the facility expansion has not yet started.
While most of the capital for the expansion came from Bridor, the French based bakery had some significant help from Vineland. Thanks to local economic development director Sandy Forinsky, the city contributed $5 million to the $32 million project in an effort to keep the bakery in town. Duquesne seemed ecstatic about the investment and further elaborated on what Bridor hopes to bring to the region.
“This expansion represents our deep commitment to our U.S. customers and significantly enhances what we can offer them. We pride ourselves on being an industrial baking company that combines advanced manufacturing technology with traditional European baking techniques. This enables us to produce on a large scale the highest quality, authentic European pastry and breads in the world.”
With over $32 million being poured into the facility expansion the project could be a major coup for local contractors. And, who knows, you may be able to get a few pastries on top of a quality contract.