Hearthside Food Solutions has acquired a bakery product production facility in Seelyville, Indiana, which was most recently operated by Kellogg.
The recently idled 187,000 square-foot baking facility produced cookies, crackers, and other baked products for Kellogg, and Hearthside claims that the site has been continually expanded and upgraded, including a significant expansion in 2001.
The acquisition of the site expands Hearthside’s manufacturing network to 26 facilities, and the site will be Hearthside’s second bakery plant in Indiana.
Earlier this month, Hearthside agreed to acquire the US business of Greencore for $1.08 billion, and once this transaction is finalised, Hearthside’s production network will increase to 39 production locations, with 35 of these sites located in the US and four in Europe.
Rich Scalise, Hearthside Chairman and CEO said: “The Seelyville acquisition is about future growth.
“The facility will enable our bar and bakery business to continue to serve our customers’ expanding needs.
“We are looking forward to being part of the greater Terre Haute business community.”
SVP of Supply Chain Dwayne Hughes added: “The Seelyville facility is in excellent condition and has been well cared for.
“We look forward to the Seelyville facility becoming part of our expanding world-class production network.”