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Bridor builds production facility in Utah
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Bridor is investing in a new manufacturing facility in Greater Salt Lake City, Utah. The Western US plant will be Bridor’s fifth in North America, in addition to those in New Jersey, Connecticut and two in Canada. With an investment of nearly USD 220 million from 2024 to 2029, Bridor, part of the Le Duff Group, aims to speed up its development in industrial bakery.

Construction of the new factory will start in the fall of 2024 and is set to conclude by the end of 2025. Production will begin in January 2026 and will offer a large range of artisan breads and Viennese pastries tailored for the American market and adapted to Western customer preferences.

“This factory will enable Bridor to meet the specific needs of the American market by having a production site close to its regional customers,” says Eric de Saint Lager, Bridor North America CEO. “It will propose a wide range of artisanal breads and Viennese pastries designed specifically for the American consumers.”

The new plant will require a staff of 150, who will be hired in 2026, and 300 in the long-term, shared between operators, bakers, engineers, supervisors, mechanics and quality controllers who reside in the Brigham City area, Bridor announces. Through its training academy, Bridor will provide its new team with the know-how to make premium artisanal products on an industrial scale. Recruitment will be partially anticipated in 2025 to build up and welcome the team in the plant’s early stage. 

“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 DJ Bott. “We’re now in competition to hire the people who live here, but are commuting outside of Brigham City to get the pay they need. We may be able to bring those folks home, and that is exciting.”

Le Duff Group is a major player in both the food industry (bakery, vegetables & ready meals) and the catering sector.

Founded in 1976 by Louis Le Duff, the group is present in over 100 countries, achieves an annual turnover of around USD 3.2 billion as of 2024, owns 18 production sites and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. The group includes restaurant chains (Brioche Dorée, Del Arte, Fournil de Pierre, La Madeleine in the USA, etc.) and its food industry division: Bridor and Cite Gourmande and Frial.

Specializing in premium frozen bakery products, Bridor was founded by Louis Le Duff in 1988. The company generates a yearly turnover of USD 1.7 billion, employs 4,500 people and is present in over 100 countries.


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