The Bun Companies (TBC), Nashville, TN, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Masada Bakery in Norcross, GA. TBC will combine its three middle Tennessee plants with Masada’s Georgia facility. The company will take advantage of the combined assets, capabilities and experience to bring artisan products, volume bakery goods and innovative bakery products to the marketplace.

TBC says its vision will be to help customers increase their growth and profitability in an ever-changing marketplace with a complete product portfolio, including artisan products, frozen dough, English muffins, biscuits, sweet goods, rolls and dough mixes. Masada’s delivery systems enable fresh delivery, in addition to TBC’s frozen distribution network. “The combined companies will offer product development talent, supply chain management experience and proven quality management,” explained Joe Waters, president.

TBC founder Cordia Harrington complimented Masada’s Stein family on the organization founded by Hezi Stein 32 years ago. “Hezi and Koby have created innovative artisan products, continuing to upgrade their equipment and quality standards,” she said. “It is impressive and exciting to join with them to continue to grow in the marketplace. We are thrilled to announce Koby Stein as president of Masada Bakery.”

TBC products are found in quick-service restaurants, foodservice providers and grocery stores east of the Rocky Mountains. The company’s family of businesses includes Tennessee Bun Co., Dickson, TN; Nashville Bun Co., Nashville; CornerStone Frozen Bakery, Nashville; and Cold Storage of Nashville.