Bakery company to build distribution center in South Point
SOUTH POINT, Ohio -- Bimbo Bakeries, the parent company of Heiner's Bakery in Huntington, is building a 40,000-square-foot distribution center at The Point industrial park in South Point, officials said Tuesday.
Mullins Construction of Wheelersburg, Ohio, started construction on the building two weeks ago, according to Jeremy Clay, industrial park director. Construction on the project, being built on a six-acre parcel, is scheduled to be completed around the first of April, Clay said.
The number of jobs planned for the distribution center wasn't immediately released.
Heiner's Bimbo Bakeries has a location at 1300 Adams Ave. in Huntington. Bimbo acquired Heiner's in 2011 in a transaction with Sara Lee.
Bimbo Bakeries USA, the U.S. corporate arm of the Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo, is headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania. A company spokesman didn't respond to questions Tuesday afternoon.
"Without question, the Lawrence County team led by Jeremy Clay brought life to this project," said Bill Dingus, executive director of the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation, said in a prepared release. The LEDC is overseeing development of the industrial park. "It is a pleasure to work with a company that is interested in being at the best location to serve and be prosperous."
Dingus credited Clay and a legal team led by Robert Compton and Curtis Anderson in making the project a reality.
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