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French Bakery Producer Announces $220M Utah Plant

The Salt Lake City-area facility will be its fifth in North America.

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BRIGHAM CITY, Utah β€” Bridor, a top producer of premium quality bakery products and Viennese pastries sold in more than 100 countries, announced an investment in a new manufacturing facility in Greater Salt Lake City.

The plant will be Bridor's fifth in North America, joining one in New Jersey, one in Connecticut and two in Canada.

With an investment of nearly $220 million from 2024 to 2029, Bridor continues its pursuit of strong global growth and underlines the commitment of Le Duff Group to speed up its development in the industrial bakery sector.

Construction of the new factory will start in fall 2024 and is set to conclude by the end of 2025. Production will be operational in January 2026 and will offer a large range of artisan breads and Viennese pastries tailored for the American market and adapted to Western customer preferences.

"This factory will enable Bridor to meet the specific needs of the American market by having a production site close to its regional customers," said Eric de Saint Lager, CEO of Bridor in North America. "It will propose a wide range of artisanal breads and Viennese pastries designed specifically for the American consumers."

The venture will lead to over 150 immediate new jobs in 2026 and 300 in the long-term, shared between operators, bakers, engineers, supervisors, mechanics and quality controllers who reside in the Brigham City area. Through its training academy, Bridor will provide its talents with essential know-how to make premium artisanal products on an industrial scale. Recruitment will be partially anticipated in 2025 to build up and welcome the team in the plant's early stage. 

"They're really high paying jobs for our area, and that excites us because we don't have to worry about trying to get people to move up here to fill those jobs," said Brigham City Mayor DJ Bott. "We're now in competition to hire the people that live here, but are commuting outside of Brigham City to get the pay they need. We may be able to bring those folks home, and that is exciting."

Partner of the largest catering and hotel professionals, Bridor has combined traditional know-how with industrial excellence for over 30 years. Bridor also teams up with top renowned baking chefs to propose original products for high-end customers. The experience of Bridor's professionals and the construction of the new plant will enable the spread of French bakery products throughout the United States.

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