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Bridor to Build Bread and Pastry Manufacturing Plant in Western USA

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Bridor, a leading French manufacturer of premium frozen bakery products and Viennese pastries that are sold in more than 100 countries, on May 17 announced its investment in a new manufacturing facility in Greater Salt Lake City, Utah. The plant will be the Le Duff Group company’s fifth in North America, joining one operating in New Jersey, one in Connecticut and two in Canada.

Following major investments of nearly $220 million from 2024 to 2029, Bridor continues its pursuit of strong global growth and commitment to speed up its development in the industrial bakery sector. Construction of the new factory will start in the fall of 2024 and is scheduled to conclude by the end of 2025. Production is expected to begin in January of 2026.

“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, chief executive officer of Bridor in North America. “It will offer a wide range of artisanal breads and Viennese pastries designed specifically for the American consumers.”

This venture will lead to over 150 new jobs in 2026, and 300 in the long-term for operators, bakers, engineers, supervisors, mechanics and quality controllers who reside in the Brigham City area. Through its training academy, Bridor will share essential know-how for making premium artisanal products on an industrial scale.

“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,” says Brigham City Mayor D.J. 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.”

About the Organization

The Rennes, France-headquartered Le Duff Group is a major player in both the food production (bakery, vegetables and ready meals) and catering sectors. Founded in 1976 by Louis Le Duff, today the global operation generates annual turnover of around $3.2 billion, owns 18 production sites and employs over 19,000 people.

The group’s success is owned to its restaurant chains (including Brioche Dorée, Del Arte, Fournil de Pierre and La Madeleine) and to food industry division (Bridor manufactures premium-quality bakery products for hotel, catering and retail customers), as well as Cite Gourmande and Frial, which make local style vegetables and ready meals.

Founded in 1988, Bridor generates yearly turnover of $1.7 billion and employs approximately 4,500 people worldwide.