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Cookie Dough Company Bringing 150 Jobs to Northwest Ark.

South Coast Baking Company will transform an existing 104,000 square-foot building at 800 S. 40th St. in Springdale.
SPRINGDALE, AR -- South Coast Baking Company has announced plans to bring a second production facility to Northwest Arkansas, adding 150 jobs to the area.

In a news conference Wednesday, the frozen bakery products manufacturer laid out their plans for the nearly $8.7 million investment.

South Coast Baking Company will transform an existing 104,000 square-foot building at 800 S. 40th St. in Springdale. 

The average hourly wage of the new jobs will be $25 per hour.

Governor Mike Beebe joined state and local officials to welcome representatives of the Irvine, California-based company to the state. South Coast Baking Company is a major supplier for Bentonville-based Sam's Club and St. Louis-based Panera Bread, according to a news release.

The company was offered incentives by the state of Arkansas, including funds from the Governor's Quick Action Closing Fund, to recruit of the company to bring their expansion to Springdale. South Coast Baking officials expect to initially employ 80 workers with a year-two ramp up of 40 additional employees, reaching 150 total employees during its third year of operation in Springdale. Once remodeling efforts begin in November, the company estimates operations will begin in July of 2014.

Folks interested in employment opportunities with South Coast Baking Company are directed to contact the company's hiring center by calling 1-800-478-4252.
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