CHARLOTTE, North Carolina. — Carolina Foods, LLC, a maker of honey rolls, donuts, pies and other sweet baked goods primarily sold under the Duchess brand, plans to double its operating space and capacity with the construction of a new 423,000 square foot facility in Pineville, NC. The new plant will be located just a few miles from the facility that has housed Carolina Foods since its founding in 1934.
The transition to a new plant is part of a growth plan that began in March 2021 when Charlotte-based private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners invested in Carolina Foods.
“In addition to being twice the size of our current space, our new facility will be fully air-conditioned, providing a pleasant working environment that also allows us to maintain our high quality standards,” said Dan Myers, General Manager of Carolina Foods. . “We are very pleased to retain our home in the Charlotte area, and the new Pineville location will provide better accessibility to both our large employee base as well as inbound supply and outbound product shipments. »
Carolina Foods plans to break ground on the new facility in August, with production expected to begin by the end of 2023. The company said it plans to operate both facilities concurrently through 2024.