North Andover, MA – Dacon Corporation has begun the design and construction of a 46,900-SF facility for Bake’n Joy Food’s headquarters in North Andover, MA. This project entails the renovation of an existing 38,000-SF, 1970’s industrial facility for production along with north and south side additions for baking and offices.
The construction is in response to supporting operational efficiencies and continued product expansion to meet consumer demand.
Bake’n Joy Foods is a 80-year-old bakery products firm that supplies frozen ready-to-bake
batters, baked items and dry mixes to retailers and food service entities. Today Bake’n Joy serves in-store bakeries, convenience stores, universities, healthcare and hospitality outlets with 9 brand lines – Kitchen Cupboard, PanFree, Ultra Moist Baking Products, Bake’n Joy Originals, Country Muffin & Cake, Homestyle, Boston Coffee Cake, Freedom Gluten Free and YPL.
Currently run by the third generation, it remains private and family owned. Led by Robert Ogan, Abraham’s grandson, the company centers hiring and leadership on ‘people with heart’, maintaining a unique belief that employees will inherently do well regardless of skill level if they are empathic towards others and willing to learn.
This project includes a bakery, packaging and freezer areas to house state-of-the-art equipment that ensures production keeping up with demand. The design rationale centers on operational efficiencies to support their continuous sales growth. With process engineering critical to operational efficiency, water and grease systems as well as a state-of-the-art spiral freezer which instantly preserves food are incorporated.
“Bake’n Joy is an example of American ingenuity identifying trends before demand begins. With consumer demand for diversified products, their growth is inevitable,” says Kevin
Quinn, Dacon’s CEO.