Manufacturing News

Plant Openings & Expansions

March 22, 2003
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Maple Leaf Bakery has broken ground on an $11 million expansion to its 80,000-sq.-ft. bakery in Roanoke, Va. The investment includes a 50,000-sq.-ft. expansion and the addition of a new line. The expansion will create approximately 40 to 50 new jobs with an anticipated facility start-up December 22, 2001. "The consumer demand for our products has increased steadily since the facility opened in 1998," says Richard Lan, president and CEO of Maple Leaf Bakery. "The expansion will further position Maple Leaf Bakery as the leader in par-baked technology, and premium frozen and specialty baked goods." Maple Leaf Bakery is an independent operating company of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., producing top quality par-baked bread, rolls and bagels for the in-store bakery and foodservice market segments across the United States. Maple Leaf Bakery distributes its products across the United States under the California Goldminer, Sourdough and Eurofresh Crusty Breads brands.

The Stellar Group has started design and development of a new 185,000-sq.-ft. distribution center for Casa Ley, S.A. DE C.V. This facility will store and distribute perishable goods such as frozen and refrigerated seafood and deli meats. Casa Ley is a supermarket chain that operates 100 food and general merchandise stores in Western Mexico. Stellar services include project development, site planning, master planning, programming, architecture and engineering. The low-temperature distribution facility will contain office and welfare areas, machine and mechanical rooms, battery charging rooms, racking system, truck docks and shipping doors. The refrigeration system will consist of energy efficient compressors, condensers, evaporators and microprocessor-based control system.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Food Engineering Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

Learn more about this fabulous food plant in Food Engineering's article, found here.


Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
More Podcasts

What was your favorite part of FA&M 2014?

View Results Poll Archive


Food Engineering Magazine

Food engineering magazine 2014 april cover

2014 April

Catch a preview of the Powder and Bulk Show in this April 2014 edition of Food Engineering. Also, be sure to check out a coffee stick making a real stir and a major advancement in the the pet food industry.
Table Of Contents Subscribe


Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Food Master

Food Master Cover 2014Food Master 2014 is now available!


Where the buying process begins in the food and beverage manufacturing market. 

Visit to learn more.


FE recent tweets