Grupo Bimbo to Build $200 Million Bakery in Georgia

Nov. 8, 2022
Plant will be its second in Valdosta, Ga.

Grupo Bimbo will build a bakery plant costing more than $200 million in Valdosta, Ga., which will be its second one there.

Valdosta, about a dozen miles north of the Florida border, already is the site of a $25 million Bimbo plant that is close to completion. That plant will employ 76 workers to make sandwich buns; the newly announced one will hire almost 300. Bimbo did not reveal what that plant will make.

“We’re excited that Grupo Bimbo has chosen the Peach State for this investment and look forward to others in the years to come," Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said in a statement.

UPDATE: Bimbo has since announced that it will also build a $430.8 million processing plant in Zanesville, Ohio.

About the Author

Pan Demetrakakes | Senior Editor

Pan has written about the food and beverage industry for more than 25 years. His areas of coverage have included formulations, processing, packaging, marketing and retailing. Pan worked for Food Processing Magazine for six years in the 1990s, where he was operations editor (his current role), touring dozens of food plants of every description. He has also worked for Packaging and Food & Beverage Packaging magazines, the latter as chief editor, during which he won three ASBPE awards. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in communications.

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