Bimbo Bakeries to Build State-of-the-Art Bakery in Upper Macungie

Bimbo Bakeries' new facility is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to the township, a spokesman for the company said.


Bimbo Bakeries USA is building a new $75 million, state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie that will bring more than 100 jobs to the area and produce bread and buns for the Northeast, the company said.

The new bakery is expected to begin operation in early 2014.

Bimbo Bakeries is building its new facility on 30 acres that it has purchased at 105 Boulder Drive. The site is across from Ocean Spray's new facility, which is currently under construction, township officials said. 

This new bakery will enable the company to continue to serve its customers with "the highest quality and freshest baked goods while leveraging significant advances in baking technology that will make our operations more efficient," said David Margulies, a spokesman for the company, in an e-mail.   

Construction of the 240,000-square-foot plant is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

"Our new bakeries use less energy, are friendlier to the environment, allow more efficient production and help us maintain the highest quality standards," Margulies said. "These innovations allow us to offer consumers the best value when they purchase our products."

According to its website, Bimbo Bakeries operates more than 70 bakeries and distributes leading brands that include Sara Lee, Arnold, Entenmann's, Thomas', Tia Rosa and Stroehmann. Its headquarters is in Horsham, Montgomery County.

Bimbo Bakeries is the U.S. Division of Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, one of the world's largest baking companies with more than 126,000 associates and operations in 19 countries, the website says. 

Mom of DnNnD January 08, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Ann, I was thinking the same thing.
Mary Ellen Alu January 08, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Yes, Joe, I believe you are correct.....'Beembo.'
Parkland Parent January 08, 2013 at 08:09 PM
How exciting, another building/factory in UMT. Do we have any land left? Do we really need the tax money that bad? I am sure the folks who have children at Fogelsville Elementary are thrilled with more traffic volume on Rt. 100. That entire area is a WAR ZONE. Rubber stamp approval.
Elsa January 08, 2013 at 11:16 PM
What difference does it make how it is pronounced ? It is another contribution to the traffic jam at 100 and Schantz.
D. Wag January 09, 2013 at 01:51 AM
Coming soon: Even more truck traffic, noise, and congestion on Rt 100...GAD!!


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