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Gaffney Bakery Plans Gaffney, South Carolina, Frozen Bakery Products Plant

Bakery and pie producer Gaffney Bakery plans to establish operations in Gaffney, South Carolina. The $96 million project is expected to create 260 jobs in Cherokee County.

The company will purchase an existing facility located at 131 Corporate Drive and make significant renovations and improvements to assist in manufacturing frozen bakery products. Operations are scheduled to begin by mid-2024.

“Today we celebrate Gaffney Bakery, LLC. This investment will allow the company to provide significant economic opportunities to South Carolinians and is yet another win for the state,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III said.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $2.5 million Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF) grant to Cherokee County to assist with the costs of building improvements.

“I thank Gaffney Bakery, LLC for committing to South Carolina and helping further grow our thriving agribusiness industry. This announcement is a testament to our state’s status as a great place for agribusiness,” noted South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers.

“The Upstate of South Carolina continues to be a great location for food manufacturers to locate based on our skilled workforce, logistical advantages and our location at the center of the growing Southeastern consumer market. We congratulate Cherokee County and Gaffney Bakery, LLC on this very significant and important announcement for our region,” Upstate SC Alliance President and Chief Executive Officer John Lummus added.

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