Wednesday, August 27 2014
Announces $32 Million Expansion to Vineland, NJ Facility
Vineland, NJ -- Bridor Inc., a leader in manufacturing authentic European breads and Viennese pastry for the retail and foodservice industry, announced the expansion of its U.S. facility. The plant will continue to produce Bridor’s broad line of baguettes, breads and rolls that reflect the company’s 30 years of European heritage and baking mastery. It will now expand its laminated pastry dough and signature flaky croissant capacity. The enlarged facility will increase from 136 thousand square feet to 183 thousand square feet and its employee count will grow from 132 to 177 employees.
“This expansion represents our deep commitment to our U.S. customers and significantly enhances what we can offer them,” said Jean-François Duquesne, CEO, Bridor Inc. and Bridor USA Inc. "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.”
According to Vineland Director of Economic Development Sandy Forosisky, “The$32 million expansion includes $5 million from the city’s revolving Urban Enterprise Zone loan fund. When someone's making that kind of commitment and that investment, it's showing they have a real interest in our community. We are pleased to be able to help," Forosisky said. The pastry line that Bridor will manufacture in its expanded Vineland facility will cater to the taste and other preferences of the U.S. customer. It will include a wide variety of croissants and Viennese pastries with distinctive homemade fillings that incorporate locally-sourced, high quality ingredients.
Vineland is conveniently located along New Jersey Route 55, providing a quick and direct connection to the Atlantic City Expressway, the New Jersey Turnpike, and Interstates 95 and 295, which link the city with major markets along the East Coast. Vineland also offers rail service and easy access to air freight service and deep water port facilities, both with foreign trade zones.
The City of Vineland Economic Development Department is a catalyst for public and private initiatives that create growth opportunities and new jobs. The department serves as a single resource and point of contact for companies, site selectors, brokers, and corporate real estate executives looking to start-up, expand, or relocate. For more information, you can call 856-794-4100.
For more information about this press release, please contact Michael Tofanelli at 856-691-3113.