Lotus Bakeries Expands Mebane, North Carolina, Production Campus
Lotus’ facility in Mebane, established in 2017, was the company’s first production facility in the United States. The project will expand its current footprint an additional 111,000 square feet and add three new production lines to its operations.
“We’ve done the research and after considering the alternatives, we’re thrilled to expand our operations in North Carolina,” said Michelle Singer, General Manager, Lotus Bakeries US. “Mebane provides our company a great location to manufacture our products while offering our skilled employees a rewarding and nice place to live.”
A performance-based grant of $180,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Lotus Bakeries’ expansion in the City of Mebane. The OneNC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All OneNC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“North Carolina’s excellent workforce and business climate offer companies a compelling value proposition,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “The state’s investment in training our workers and opening more pathways for people to succeed in the state’s economy is paying dividends.”
Lotus Bakeries began in the village of Lembeke, Belgium in 1932 and is now active worldwide with the Lotus, Lotus Biscoff, Annas, Nakd and BEAR brands, among others.
“It is proof of our great quality of life and strong communities like the Alamance County area when companies like Lotus Bakeries continue to expand in our state,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “They know firsthand that we have the skilled workforce to help them succeed.”
Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, the City of Mebane and the Alamance Chamber of Commerce.
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