Bakery company Bakery Express Midwest recently broke ground on its new Boone County, Ky., plant — a 50,000-sq.-ft. facility that represents a more than $20 million investment for the company, according to a release from the office of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.
Construction of the facility is expected to be finished by December 2024, with operations scheduled to begin by April 2025, creating more than 175 jobs and producing fresh-baked goods for markets in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee.
Bakery Express Midwest is one of several bakeries founded by company president Charles Burman, the first being Bakery Express Mid Atlantic Inc. starting in 1970 in Baltimore. Since then, Burman has opened Bakery Express of Central Florida, Bakery Express of Central Texas, Bakery Express of Southern California, and now Bakery Express Midwest.
Combined, the companies serve more than 4,000 retail outlets across the U.S. with items such as donuts, muffins, cookies, brownies, croissants, bagels, pastries, cupcakes and a variety of other products.