DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hearthside Food Solutions this week announced the purchase of a baking facility in Seelyville, Indiana. The recently idled bakery facility will allow for future expansion of Hearthside’s network.
The facility most recently operated as a bakery for Kellogg, producing cookies, crackers, and other baked products. The 187,000-square-foot baking facility has been continually expanded and upgraded, including a significant expansion in 2001. Located near Terre Haute, Indiana, Seelyville will be the company’s second bakery in the state of Indiana.
The company disclosed it is working with the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation regarding a local property tax abatement application to the Seelyville Town Council and that final project scope, approval, and timing will be contingent upon the application being approved in the near future by the Town Council.
“The Seelyville acquisition is about future growth. The facility will enable our bar and bakery business to continue to serve our customers’ expanding needs,” said Rich Scalise, Hearthside Chairman and CEO. “We are looking forward to being part of the greater Terre Haute business community.”
The addition of Seelyville expands the Hearthside network to 26 facilities. The company also recently announced plans to acquire Greencore USA. That transaction is expected to close in November 2018 and will bring the total facility count to 39 production locations, 35 of which are in the U.S.
“The Seelyville facility is in excellent condition and has been well cared for,” said SVP of Supply Chain Dwayne Hughes. “We look forward to the Seelyville facility becoming part of our expanding world-class production network.”
About Hearthside Food Solutions
Hearthside Food Solutions is a contract manufacturer headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois. The company is a leading producer of baked snacks, nutrition bars, and snack bars, and is also a full-service provider of high-quality food packaging services for some of the world’s premier brands. Hearthside currently operates a network of 26 food-manufacturing facilities, including four in Europe. In 2018, Hearthside was acquired by Charlesbank and Partners Group. For more information on Hearthside Food Solutions, visit www.hearthsidefoods.com.