FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 30, 2004
DAWN FOOD PRODUCTS EXPANDS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
State and Local Officials Celebrate Relocation of Dawn to Former Jacobson’s Building
JACKSON, MI (June 30, 2004) – Dawn Food Products, Inc., one of the world’s largest full-service, family-owned baking industry suppliers, has finalized the purchase of the former Jacobson’s building located on Sargent Rd. adjacent to I-94 in Leoni Township. The three-story 238,000-square-foot facility will allow for the consolidation and expansion of Dawn’s Corporate Headquarters.
The purchase was celebrated at a ribbon cutting today, attended by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, along with other state and local officials and members of the Dawn family.
“All of the people of Dawn Food Products wish to express their thanks and appreciation to Governor Granholm and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for making today’s celebration possible,” said Miles Jones, Executive Vice President, Dawn Food Products. “We also wish to thank Leoni Township, the township trustees and the Enterprise Group of Jackson for their support, which is enabling Dawn to expand our headquarters while maintaining the roots we have had in this community for 85 years.
“Dawn has been fortunate to grow tremendously since the company’s humble beginnings as a retail bakery in downtown Jackson in 1920. Dawn currently employs over 270 outstanding, dedicated people in Michigan and over 3,465 individuals at our 35 manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada and worldwide,” Jones added. “We are proud that the expansion of our headquarters will result in the creation of new jobs here in our hometown.”
Dawn’s present headquarters facility, located on Micor Drive in Jackson, will remain open and will continue to house the Jackson manufacturing plant and Research and Development Department, allowing for the additional space required by both due to increased sales and company growth.
Dawn Food Products, Inc. is one of the world’s largest independently owned bakery manufacturers and distributors as well as one of the nation’s oldest manufacturers of bakery mixes and bases. Since 1920, Dawn’s dedicated employees, outstanding products and valued customers have made the Dawn name synonymous with excellence. American-owned and operated, Dawn currently supplies a complete line of high-quality, consistent mixes, bases, icings, glazes, fillings, frozen dough, par-baked and fully baked products and equipment to the food industry worldwide.
For further information, please contact Dawn Food Products, Inc. at 2021 Micor Drive, Jackson, MI 49203; phone: (800) 248-1144 or (517) 789-4400; fax: (517) 789-4465; website: www.dawnfoods.com.
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