California-based King’s Hawaiian, a bakery and distribution company, will expand its existing operations in Oakwood, Georgia, the company announced yesterday.
The company will add more than 400 new jobs in phases by 2016. When it completes this expansion, it will have invested $100 million into its Hall County operations.
“With this significant investment, King’s Hawaiian is putting bread on the table in Hall County in more ways than one,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “In its relatively short time in Georgia, King’s Hawaiian has proved a valuable member of our corporate community, and today’s expansion announcement shows the company’s faith in our business climate and the skilled local workforce.”
King’s Hawaiian makes the No. 1 branded dinner roll in the United States, and operates baking facilities in Torrance, Calif., and Oakwood.
The company plans to double the size of its current facility in Oakwood and construct a neighboring 120,000-square-foot facility over the next year, tripling its production capacity.
Food processing is an $11.1 billion industry in Georgia, and King’s Hawaiian is a brand leader among more than 600 food processing companies in the state. The family-owned and operated company operates two other bakery facilities and two restaurant operations in Southern California.