HS Baking, an advanced manufacturer of baked goods, has selected Joplin, Missouri as the site for its new flagship bakery for snack and cracker operations. The facility represents $8 million in investment, and plans to create more than 60 new jobs in the region.
“Investments by great companies like HS Baking are the reason why Missouri leads the Midwest in manufacturing growth and our unemployment rate has been below the national average for more than two years,” Gov. Nixon said. “Missouri makes what the world wants, and we are proud to partner with HS Baking as they create new jobs right here in Joplin.”
General Mills previously operated the facility and HS Baking sited the abundance of highly skilled and available talent as one of the leading reasons for their choosing of the Joplin site.
“Our whole team is excited to come to Joplin and kick the factory back into high gear with the help of members of the Joplin community,” said HS Baking Plant Manager Max Jones.
“This facility has a nearly 70-year history of baking quality products, and it is wonderful to see it coming back into operation so quickly after it was shut down,” said Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert. “We appreciate HS Baking for its investment in Joplin and for its sincere recognition of the proud history of this facility and its people.”
Missouri is a center for advanced manufacturing excellence with a robust food production sector supported by a cost-competitive, pro-business and innovative environment, exceptional talent and extensive training programs