PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — Bimbo Bakeries USA has opened a new sales center in Montgomery County that will serve as the main distribution point for 12 of the company’s brands in the mid-Atlantic region.
Construction on the new center, situated on 10 acres of land at 100 Academy Dr. in Plymouth Township began in October 2020. In May, the more than 71,000 square foot facility opened. It replaces the company’s old sales center on Ridge Pike, which was originally a Stroehmann bakery built in 1959.
A total of 190 associates moved from the Ridge Pike location to the new sales center on Academy Drive — a distance of about one mile.
The new facility will provide Bimbo’s associates "the space they need" to continue serving consumers in the region, according to Len DeBlock, vice president of Mid-Atlantic sales for Bimbo Bakeries USA.
“Throughout the pandemic, our associates have worked with one mission — feeding America while staying safe,” DeBlock said in a statement. “We know how critical it has been for our consumers to have our products during this time and have worked tirelessly to ensure their favorite brands are always available on store shelves.”
The new sales center also features sustainability measures that are in alignment with the company’s initiatives including:
• Daylight harvesting window panels to reduce the need for artificial lighting during the day
• HE LED Lighting installed throughout the facility with motion detection
• HVAC system with high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings to ensure productive, safe, and environmentally friendly systems
• Low flow water fixtures and toilets
• 42 additional Liquid Propane Gas units
The sales center will serve as a distribution point for Bimbo Bakeries USA’s Entenmann’s, Stroehmann, Maier’s, Sara Lee, Artesano, Thomas’, Arnold, Bimbo, Marinela, Barcel, Ballpark and Boboli products through 134 routes.
Bimbo Bakeries USA has 20,000 U.S. associates and operates more than 60 manufacturing locations in the United States. The company is part of Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V., which has operations in 33 countries.