HORSHAM, PA. — Bimbo Bakeries USA, a subsidiary of Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V., is expanding its baking operations in Orangeburg, S.C. The $9.3 million expansion includes the installation of new equipment and is expected to create 30 new jobs in Orangeburg county over the next five years.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $150,000 grant to Orangeburg county to assist with the cost of property improvements related to the project, which is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015.
“Bimbo Bakeries USA is excited to expand our baking operations in Orangeburg,” said Gordon Powell, plant manager at the Orangeburg facility. “Aside from its geographic advantage as a logistics center, Orangeburg has nurtured a business-friendly environment and a strong workforce that we hope will enable us to continue to grow in South Carolina.”The bakery makes bread and roll products under the Sunbeam, Colonial and Sara Lee brands.