A Hometown Celebration
By Dan Malovany
When Franz Family Bakeries opened the doors of its $42 million bakery in Springfield, Ore., the community came out in droves to marvel at the state-of-the-art operation.
In between songs by the Dave Matthews Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jethro Tull, Jeff Clark of KZEL 96.1 FM urged parents to round up their kids on a cloudless 75ºF morning during the dog days of summer and check out the new home of Williams bread.
Location: Springfield, Ore.
Plant Size: 160,000 sq. ft.
Cost to Build: $42 million
No. of Employees: 150, currently
Products: White bread, variety bread, hamburger buns, hot dog buns, soft rolls
Bread Line Capacity: 150 loaves a minute or 15,000 lb. an hour
Bun Line Capacity: 750 buns a minute or 7,500 lb. an hour
Bakery Mgr.: Keith Sammons
Production Mgr.: Troy Duwe
Chief Engineer: Kim Arnold
Sanitation Mgr.: Clyde Carson
Accounting Mgr.: Debbie Hookland
Shipping Mgr.: Scott Knipe
For more information on Franz Family Bakeries, visit www.snackandbakery.com and check out our May 2006 issue.