Tasty Baking adds cupcake and cookie bar lines at Navy Yard site

PHILADELPHIA — Tasty Baking Co. has shifted two additional production lines to its bakery within the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The cupcake line and cookie bar line join a pie production line that was commissioned in early November.

With its progress on the transition moving smoothly, Tasty Baking said it expects the full transition to be completed by spring 2010 rather than summer.

"We are pleased to now have three of the seven production lines successfully operating at the Navy Yard bakery," said Charles P. Pizzi, president and chief executive officer of Tasty Baking. "This significant capital project will provide operational efficiencies and product innovation opportunities not currently available in our Hunting Park facility. Although the commercial production of cupcakes and cookie bars in the new facility is an exciting milestone, the continuing start-up, commissioning and transition period will likely impact ongoing operating results. Until fully commissioned, we expect to experience incremental production waste, transportation, training and labor expenses."