Paris, Texas, Jan. 11, 2013 – The J. Skinner Baking Company announced on Dec. 20th that the company will be putting a facility in Paris, Texas. When operational, the bakery production plant will employ 393 people.
Company President Audie Keaton stated, “With a focus on moving forward, J. Skinner has partnered with the people of Paris, Texas and plans to acquire the 390,000 sq. ft. multi-million dollar former Sara Lee bakery facility. J. Skinner’s strategy to take artisan baking into new directions is a perfect fit for Paris”.
“Today’s announcement is the product of hard work from the James Skinner Co., officials here at the local level and hard-working Texans across our state who have made the phrase ‘Made in Texas’ a worldwide mark of quality and dependability,” stated Texas Governor Rick Perry at the company announcement. “While the Texas Enterprise Fund helped us close this deal, it’s these investments paired with the strength of our workforce and our commitment to the conservative fiscal principles that are the foundation of our economy that make the real difference when the decision is made to expand or relocate.”
James Skinner Baking Co. supplies more than 200 million pastries and baked goods per year to customers throughout the U.S. Its products are offered under the Skinner brand and other branded and private label names to store bakeries, foodservice companies and distributors. The company also specializes in co-packing for contract food manufacturers.
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