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Highland Baking Expands Spartanburg, South Carolina, Production Plant

Highland Baking Company, a wholesale bread baking company, will expand its existing facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The $35 million project is expected to create 80 jobs.

Located at 7001 Asheville Highway, the company will upgrade its existing building and infrastructure to support a new full production line. The expansion is scheduled for completion by October 2023.

“Our home in Spartanburg, South Carolina has been a central part of our success over the last decade. This additional investment demonstrates not only our belief in the business moving forward, but our confidence in the staff of our Spartanburg bakery and the community in which it resides,” said Highland Baking Company CEO Stu Rosen.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $100,000 Set-Aside grant to Spartanburg County to assist with costs of site preparation and building improvements.

“Highland Baking Company’s decision to continue investing in Spartanburg County shows that companies find the recipe they need to be successful in South Carolina. We appreciate the company’s commitment to our state and look forward to the impact of these 80 new jobs in the Upstate,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

Established in 1984 and based in Northbrook, Illinois, Highland Baking Company specializes in producing and distributing custom bread products for national and international restaurant chains. In addition to serving the company’s largest customers on the East Coast of the U.S., products from the Spartanburg plant are also exported to Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.

“There’s something special about announcing business expansions, and celebrating companies that have found success here in Spartanburg. And the facility where Highland Baking is holds a special place for me, as it was where I worked during my first job in Spartanburg, as a management trainee and division HR manager. I speak for many people when I say we’re happy Highland Baking will expand its national reach of products made right here in Spartanburg County,” Spartanburg County Councilman and Economic Development Committee Chairman David Britt added.


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