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Maple Leaf to expand Vermont plant


June 18, 2008
By Bakers Journal

June 18, 2008, Roanoke, VA – Maple Leaf Bakery is expanding its Roanoke
plant, with an investment of $9.5 million in new equipment and at least
40 new jobs created.

June 18, 2008, Roanoke, VA – Maple Leaf Bakery is expanding its Roanoke plant, with an investment of $9.5 million in new equipment and at least 40 new jobs created. The Vermont plant produces par-baked bread, rolls and bagels for in-store bakery and food service market segments across the United States.

This is the fourth expansion since Maple Leaf located in the Roanoke Region in
1997, bringing the company's total investment to the area to $66.3 million. The
company currently employs some 200 people and is Maple Leaf Food's largest frozen bakery in the United States.

Roanoke City Council and the Economic Development Authority of the City of
Roanoke approved a grant of up to $200,000 over the next five years for the
new investment.  The company was aided in this – and previous – decisions
by the City of Roanoke, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Roanoke Valley
Economic Development Partnership.

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The Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership is the economic
development marketing organization for the Greater Roanoke Region. The
Partnership has assisted in the creation of more than 13,520 new jobs and
nearly $1.3 billion in new investment.