Bakery maker builds 423,000-square-foot facility in Pineville

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PINEVILLE, NC (WBTV) – A leading confectionery manufacturer has announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Pineville.

Carolina Foodswhich makes honey buns, donuts, cakes and other confections under the Duchess brand and additional labels, is teaming up with Beacon Partners to develop a 423,000-square-foot facility at 12031 Carolina Logistics Drive, according to the announcement.

The location will be just a few miles from the Charlottes South End building that has been the home of Carolina Foods since its inception in 1934, according to a press release.

Upon completion, Carolina Foods executives said they don’t expect changes to the total number of employees, which has fluctuated between 300 and 400 people.

On-site work on the new facility is expected to begin in August, with production expected to begin in late 2023, although the company plans to operate both facilities concurrently until sometime in 2024, the announcement said.

“Not only is our new facility twice the size of our current premises, it will also be fully air-conditioned and provide a comfortable work environment that also allows us to maintain our high quality standards,” said Dan Myers, CEO of Carolina Foods, in a Explanation. “We are very excited to maintain our home in the Charlotte area and the new Pineville location will offer improved accessibility for both our broad employee base and for shipping inbound shipments and outbound products.”

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