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October 22, 2013

California-based bakery expanding Ga. facility

OAKWOOD, Ga. —

A California-based bakery has announced plans to expand its plant in Hall County and create more than 400 new jobs by 2016.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that King's Hawaiian is spending about $100 million to expand its facility in Oakwood — which is about 50 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

Deal says the company is doubling the size of its existing facility and creating another 120,000 square-foot plant by next year. The expansion will triple the facility's production capacity.

King's Hawaiian CEO Mark Taira says the company plans to hire for most new positions between 2014 and 2015.

The family-owned company was founded in 1950 and produces sandwich and hamburger rolls along with its signature round sweet rolls.

King's Hawaiian has been operating in Georgia since late 2011.

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