King Arthur Flour Announces Major Expansion in Norwich

Employee-owned Company Adds Space, Jobs to Bakery, Store & School

America's oldest flour company will break ground next month on a major expansion of its bakery, store, and school in Norwich, Vermont. The new energy-efficient facility will accommodate the company's ongoing growth by consolidating two existing buildings into one new/renovated space, creating a new place to showcase its passion for baking.

The company will continue all bakery, retail, and educational operations as usual throughout the project.

“It has been a dream of ours, long in the making, to create a facility where our visitors can fully experience our passion for baking – whether through taking a class at our Baking Education Center, watching our artisan bakers in action, enjoying lunch at our café, or shopping at our Baker's Store” says Karen Colberg, a vice president and general manager at King Arthur Flour. “The next year creating this facility will be a great adventure, and we look forward to sharing the journey with our customers - as we remain open throughout construction.”

King Arthur Flour's expansion will break ground in June 2011, with construction beginning immediately at the store/café building. The estimated $8 to $10 million project will be completed in stages, and is scheduled to be finished in July 2012. More information, including images, a timeline, and other frequently asked questions, is available at kingarthurflour.com/ourstore/renovations.html.

About King Arthur Flour

King Arthur Flour is America's oldest flour company and premier baking resource, offering ingredients and inspiration to bakers everywhere since 1790. The company's high-quality flour is available in supermarkets nationwide. More than 3,500 tested and trusted baking tools, ingredients, and recipes are available online at kingarthurflour.com. Headquartered in Norwich, Vermont, King Arthur Flour became 100% employee-owned in 2004, a founding B (Beneficial) Corporation in 2007, and sponsor of 1% for the Planet in 2014.