BAKERY ON MAIN HOLDS GROUNDBREAKING
Leading Gluten Free Manufacturer Holds Groundbreaking for Commercial Bakery
EAST HARTFORD, CONN., June 5th, 2014 –Bakery On Main’s founder and president Michael Smulders was recently joined by State and local officials to commence ground-breaking on a new 111,000 square foot commercial baking facility at 127 Park Avenue, East Hartford CT. The relocation of Bakery On Main from 375 Park Ave to just down the street, solidifies the company’s continued commitment to the city of East Hartford and to creating local jobs. Attending the ceremony to help celebrate the occasion were Senator Gary LeBeau (D), East Hartford Mayor Marcia Leclerc, State Representative Timothy Larson, along with key representatives from the CT State Department of Economic Development, Winstanley Enterprises, TD Bank and The Dennis Group.
The expansion is in response to the overwhelming consumer demand for Bakery On Main products, and the need for a larger gluten free commercial bakery to meet that demand. The Dennis Group provided architectural and engineering services for the $10 million renovation project, and construction management services are being provided by Winstanley Construction Management Group. When complete, the new dedicated gluten free and Non-GMO facility will have state-of-the-art quality and hygienic production, SQF 3 Global Food Safety Certification in addition to being Kosher OU Parve, Non-GMO Project Verified and GFCO Certified Gluten Free.
Funding for the project is being made possible in part by a $3 million loan from the State of CT and by financing through TD Bank. The expansion will enable Bakery On Main to more than quadruple in size and create more than 70 new jobs over the next few years. “I would like to personally thank DECD, TD Bank, the Town of East Hartford and the State of CT for their support”, said Michael Smulders. “With this expansion, our growth in East Hartford can continue to progress and create new jobs within the community.”
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