Bimbo Bakeries USA today announced the grand opening of its new sales center at 100 Academy Drive in Conshohocken (Plymouth Township). The sales center will serve as the mid-Atlantic region’s main distribution point for 12 of the company’s brands and employ 190 associates. Academy Drive is a road that connects Conshohocken Road to Alan Wood Road.
The new state-of-the-art sales center is 71,218 square feet and situated on 10 acres owned by the company. It replaces the company’s old Sales Center at 1113 W. Ridge Pike, which was originally a Stroehmann bakery constructed in 1959. Amazon is opening a last-mile distribution center at 1103-1113 Ridge Pike.
From the new sales center, Bimbo Bakeries will distribute Entenmann’s, Stroehmann, Maier’s, Sara Lee, Artesano, Thomas’, Arnold, Bimbo, Marinela, Barcel, Ballpark, and Boboli products through 134 routes.
“We are thrilled to open our new Sales Center. This new facility will give our associates the space they need to continue serving our consumers in the region,” said Len DeBlock, Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Sales for Bimbo Bakeries USA. “Throughout the pandemic, our associates have worked with one mission, feeding America while staying safe. We know how critical it has been for our consumers to have our products during this time and have worked tirelessly to ensure their favorite brands are always available on store shelves.”
The new facility will integrate sustainability measures that align with Bimbo Bakeries’ current and future initiatives. Some of the sustainability features will include:
- Daylight harvesting window panels to reduce the need for artificial lighting during the day
- HE LED Lighting installed throughout the facility with motion detection
- HVAC system with high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings to ensure productive, safe, and environmentally friendly systems
- Water fixtures and toilets with low flow
- 42 new LPG (Liquid Propane Gas) units, adding to the 40 units that already run for that depot
“We are so grateful for our dedicated associates and are looking forward to transitioning to the new space,” said DeBlock.