Europastry, a global leader in baked goods, will establish operations at the Hunter Industrial Park in Laurens, South Carolina. The $23 million project is expected to create 155 jobs.
The new facility will produce an assortment of brioche bread products. Operations are planned for by the end of November.
“Europastry, a world leader in bakery products based in Barcelona, Spain, with U.S. headquarters in Long Island, New York, is proudly announcing a new investment in a plant in Laurens, South Carolina. Laurens has become a strategic location, allowing the company to expand its footprint in the U.S. The new plant will start up operations soon, and more details will be provided in the following weeks,” said Europastry Senior Managing Directors.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The council also approved a $150,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Laurens County to assist with the costs of building improvements.
“This is a big win not only for Laurens County and its workforce, but also for the overall economy of South Carolina. We are proud to welcome Europastry, and we look forward to the great things the company will accomplish here,” added Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.
Headquartered in Spain, Europastry specializes in high-quality bakery products, delivering pastries and baked goods to wholesalers around the globe. The company serves more than 80 countries worldwide.
“I’m pleased to welcome Europastry to the South Carolina agribusiness community. Agribusiness is the state’s largest industry, and it’s growing all the time,”” South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers noted.