Southeastern PA

Bimbo Bakeries plans state-of-the-art bakery for Lehigh County

Upper Macungie plant to be built near new Ocean Spray bottling plant off Route 100

HORSHAM TWP., Pa. - There's a bun in the oven for a Montgomery County-based company: a new bakery is on the way in Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co.

A national company, Bimbo Bakeries USA, headquartered in Horsham, announced plans Tuesday to build a state-of-the-art bakery on 30 acres at 105 Boulder Dr., across from a new Ocean Spray bottling plant under construction near Route 100.

Construction of Bimbo's new bakery will begin in a few months and should be completed by the end of the year.

The $75 million, 240,000-square-foot facility is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.

The plant will produce Sara Lee, Arnold, Stroehman's bread and buns for the Northeast. The company also produces Maier's, Entenmann's, Freihofer's, Thomas' and Boboli baked goods.

Maier's Bakery is located on Upland Avenue in southwest Reading.

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