More Than A Bakery new facility in Versailles, KY
More Than A Bakery plans to build a 250,000-to-300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Versailles, KY.

VERSAILLES, KY. – More Than A Bakery, L.L.C. plans to build a 250,000-to-300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Versailles. The plant will produce cookies and crackers for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to smaller, regional businesses.

Construction on the More Than A Bakery facility is set for this summer and should open for production by the end of 2017. It will sit on more than 100 acres, giving the company enough room to expand in the future.

More Than A Bakery is affiliated with Richmond Baking, a family-owned cookie and cracker bakery based in Richmond, Ind. Capacity constraints in its Richmond and Alma, Ga., plants led to the need for additional facilities.

Bill Quigg, Richmond Baking Co.
Bill Quigg, president of Richmond Baking

“The company has needed this kind of additional space for some time now,” said Bill Quigg, president of Richmond Baking. “The Richmond plant is bursting at the seams and isn’t easily adapted for current production methods, and the Georgia facility has had 200% growth in two years.”

The company expects to create more than 300 jobs with a comprehensive benefits package centered around work/life balance.

“We are designing a work experience that’s attractive as a place to live, work and spend a career,” said Derek Crawford, director of family growth at More Than A Bakery. “We appreciate that life needs balance and want to ensure that people enjoy their careers. We are committed to providing the people who work at More Than A Bakery with a living wage and an environment where careers can grow and thrive.”

Brandon Talbert, The Austin Co.
Brandon Talbert, site consultant for The Austin Co.
Brandon Talbert, site consultant for The Austin Co., Cleveland, said, “The decision by More Than A Bakery to locate its facility in Versailles was the culmination of a three-year search process. Ultimately, the city of Versailles was chosen based on several key factors, including the desirability of the local Versailles community and surrounding Lexington region, available land and proximity to raw materials and transportation needs, as well as an attractive economic development incentive package and other assistance from the state of Kentucky.”