COLUMBIA, S.C. – ACE Bakery, LLC, an artisan bakery that produces par-baked breads for retail customers, is expanding its existing Cherokee County operations. The $31.9 million investment is expected to create 40 new jobs over the next several years.
ACE Bakery, a wholly-owned subsidiary of George Weston Limited, produces and distributes baked goods to a variety of retail and foodservice sectors. First announced in July 2012, the company’s Cherokee County facilities are located at 131 Corporate Drive in Gaffney, S.C.
To accommodate its continued growth, ACE Bakery will be growing its operations by 80,000 square feet, adding a production line and doubling the size of its existing freezer. Hiring for the new positions should begin in the third quarter of 2018.
“We at ACE Bakery are very excited with the opportunity Cherokee County has provided us to expand our business. The region’s growth, as well as the workforce and infrastructure, were key factors in expanding our bakery. We appreciate the support from the State of South Carolina and Cherokee County, and look forward to continuing this great partnership.” –ACE Bakery President Roy Benin
“ACE Bakery’s decision to continue investing in South Carolina and our people shows that companies find the resources they need to be successful here. Every one of these jobs will have an impact on Cherokee County, and we thank this great company for their commitment to our state.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“While South Carolina’s economy has diversified across a wide variety of industries, agribusiness continues to be one of our most successful sectors. This new $31.9 million investment is further evidence that our state’s business environment is ‘Just Right’ for existing industry.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We are excited about the planned expansion of ACE Bakery in Cherokee County. We look forward to many years of partnership with the company as they expand their operations and employee base. Cherokee County is committed to supporting existing industry in an increasingly competitive market environment.” –Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer
“South Carolina is taking on a greater presence in the American and global agricultural industries. ACE Bakery’s Cherokee County expansion is a tribute to our agribusiness-friendly climate and our commitment to companies who have made South Carolina home.” –S.C. Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers
FIVE FAST FACTS
ACE Bakery, LLC is expanding its Cherokee County operations.
$31.9 million investment to create 40 new jobs.
ACE Bakery is a producer and distributor of baked goods to the retail and foodservice sectors.
The company’s operations are located at 131 Corporate Drive in Gaffney, S.C.
To accommodate its continued growth, ACE Bakery will be growing its operations by 80,000 square feet, adding a production line and doubling the size of its existing freezer.