Bimbo Bakeries planning $75M plant in eastern Pa.

    The company that makes Thomas’ English muffins, bread and assorted sweets is planning a $75 million bakery in eastern Pennsylvania.

    Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries says it has purchased 30 acres in Upper Macungie Township (Allentown-area) for a plant that’s expected to employ 100 people. The company says it plans to complete the 240,000-square-foot facility by the end of the year, with operations beginning in 2014.

     

    The company also owns a bakery in Palmer Township near Easton, Pa. It says the new facility will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.

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    Bimbo’s brands also include Arnold, Entenmann’s, Sara Lee and Stroehmann. It has about 70 bakeries across the country.

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