By Sophie Pappas
Fresh baked goods frozen to perfection and shipped across the country, where they are unwrapped and enjoyed by thousands; this is what Maplehurst Bakeries is all about.
Headquartered in Brownsburg, the company is expanding its manufacturing facilities into Boone Co., with a new, 180,000 square-foot plant expected to open in March 2015.
The location will be in the fast-growing territory on the border of Lebanon and Whitestown.
The manufacturing facility will house the company’s warehouse, distribution and manufacturing operations for cake and cupcake products.
Last week Governor Mike Pence commented on the expanding job growth in Boone County, saying that for growing companies like Maplehurst Bakeries, Indiana’s workforce, lower expenses, and central location provide the perfect “recipe for business success.”
“Maplehurst Bakeries’ growth is a win for Indiana, and we welcome hundreds of new Hoosier jobs.”
Maplehurst Bakeries, which currently has more than 1,000 employees across the country, including more than 300 full-time employees in Indiana, plans to begin hiring more than 200 people in December.
“This new state-of the-art plant will give Maplehurst Bakeries the added capacity to better serve our North American customers with a wider product assortment of cakes,” said Kevin McDonough, president of Maplehurst Bakeries’ Weston Food’s frozen division.