TUKWILA, Wash. (PRNewswire) — Continental Mills, Inc. has acquired a 190,000 Sq. Ft. manufacturing facility located in Effingham, Illinois from Harlan Bakeries, effective December 27, 2013. The dry mix manufacturing facility was built by Krispy Kreme in 2001, and sold to Harlan Bakeries, a family-owned company, in 2008. This facility can manufacture up to 225 million pounds of dry mixes, and increases the company's manufacturing footprint, which includes facilities in Kent, WA, Hopkinsville, KY and Manhattan, KS.
John Heily, President and CEO of Continental Mills, said "The purchase of this facility expands our manufacturing capacity in the East, and supports our long term growth strategy. We are very excited to integrate the facility and employees into our organization."
Continental Mills will continue to work in partnership with Harlan Bakeries to supply industrial bakery mixes to various Harlan customers.
About Continental Mills, Inc.
Continental Mills, Inc. is a privately held manufacturer and marketer of baking and beverage mixes, snacks and other high quality food products. Located in Tukwila, WA, the family-owned company has strong branded products sold under its Krusteaz®, WildRoots®, Kretschmer® Wheat Germ and Alpine® Cider lines as well as several licensed product extensions. Continental Mills' products are sold through retail, foodservice, and club store channels throughout the United States.