Ground Breaking Ceremony for Hearthside Bakery's 300,000-Square-Foot Addition
GRAND RAPIDS, MI Wolverine Building Group will be conducting a ground breaking ceremony for Robert Grooters Development and Hearthside Bakery's new $7 million, 300,000-square-foot addition on at 2975 Radcliff SE, Kentwood, Michigan.
Hearthside Bakery is one of the world's largest contract food manufacturers with 24 facilities in the U.S. and Europe specializing in snack bars, cookies, crackers, pretzels, croutons, breadcrumbs, and other baked goods.
Currently, Hearthside Bakery has limited storage space. They store raw ingredients in 53-foot semi-trailers at off-site locations around Michigan. After considering the cost of the trailers, the many FDA standards, regulations and temperature control requirements of the raw ingredients, the cost of managing the fleet of trucks, fuel, employment of drivers, logistics managers and other costs of owning, moving and transporting trailers, Hearthside Bakery's management team realized an addition was the answer.
Hearthside Bakery hired Wolverine Building Group and Robert Grooters Development to design and build a cost efficient building for all their storage needs. The new addition will be owned by Robert Grooters Development and leased to Hearthside Bakery. Housing all of Hearthside's raw ingredients in one location will drive more efficiency into their daily operations.
"This new addition will pay for itself in short order," said Mike Kelly, Chairman of Wolverine Building Group. "Furthermore, the hassle of maintaining the FDA regulations on multiple trailers rather than just one building will free up other significant valuable resources."