Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC, a division of Weston Foods, announced Wednesday the company will invest $102.8 million to build and equip a new 173,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon. The facility will be located at Central Pike and 840 and create up to 147 new jobs in Wilson County.
Founded in 1967, Maplehurst Bakeries produces frozen bakery products, including donuts, pies, cupcakes, cake, rye bread, sweet goods and gluten-free baked goods, for in-store and food service bakeries. With products sold in North American grocery retailers, supermarket chains and food service outlets, the company currently operates facilities in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, New York, Tennessee and Washington. Maplehurst Bakeries currently has more than 1,100 employees across the United States, including more than 105 full-time employees in Tennessee.
The new facility, which is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2016, will house warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing operations for its donut production to service customers across North America and around the world.
The company plans to work with the local community and Tennessee Career Centers to host job fairs to fill these open positions. Please visit www.maplehurstbakeries.com to stay updated on the hiring process.