A wholesale bread baking company announced plans Thursday to locate its new production facility in Spartanburg County.
The $9.5 million investment by Highland Baking Company is expected to create 196 new jobs over the next five years. Highland says it will locate its new bread production and distribution facility to an existing building in the county.
The Illinois-based company specializes in producing custom bread products for national restaurant chains. Highland officials say the new facility will allow them to have some additional capacity.
The state Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved the company for unspecified job development credits, which the Commerce Department says will be available once Highland meets its hiring targets.
The company says it will begin hiring for the new positions in June.