Sweet Street Deserts (2015), Greenville, SC

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Sweet Street Desserts, which has more than 700 employees and is headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is considered the premier gourmet dessert manufacturer in the world, providing a wide range of dessert products in more than 60 countries globally. Many of the world’s leading foodservice establishments — including well-known hotels, restaurants, cafes and upscale supermarkets — serve Sweet Street products as their own, and Sweet Street is consistently voted by food service professionals as the most innovative and one of the Top 10 food service suppliers in the United States. Sweet Street purchased a vacant bakery in Greenville County, formerly used by Sara Lee Corporation until its closure in 2009. They are renovating the 120,049 SF building and equipping it to produce dessert and pasta products. The project will revitalize the long-dormant facility with new machinery and equipment, transforming it into a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant capable of handling multiple baking processes. At the time the facility closed, most of Sara Lee’s 200 employees either lost their jobs or were forced to relocate. Sweet Street Desserts will bring employment opportunities back to this LIC. Of note, Sweet Street hired the former Sara Lee plant manager as its plant manager, and efforts are underway to locate additional Sara Lee employees.

Project Map

Other Manufacturing Projects

Westervelt Pellets

The NMTC helped the Westervelt Company to build a new wood pellet manufacturing facility in Aliceville, Ala.

Vineburg Machine

Vineburg Machining, Inc. is a veteran-owned, full service precision machine shop providing quality services for longterm customers ranging from local…

Meredian Bioplastics

Manufacturer of environmentally friendly, biodegradable bioplastics relocates to a larger facility and brings significant investment into a low-income community in…

Other South Carolina Projects

Arris Manufacturing

Arris Manufacturing
Project City:
Clio,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2020)
Through its investment in Arris Manufacturing (“Arris”), The Innovate Fund was able to support the acquisition and retrofitting of the former Baldor Electric facility in Clio. Dormant since 2016, the ...
Read More

T.K. Gregg Community Center

T.K. Gregg Community Center
Project City:
Spartanburg,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2019)

The Franklin School

The Franklin School
Project City:
Spartanburg,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2018)

Highland Baking

Highland Baking
Project City:
Spartanburg,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2018)
Highland Baking Co. (HBC) currently has two production facilities, one located just outside of Chicago and one on Asheville Highway in Spartanburg, which opened in 2012 and quickly reached its production and employment ...
Read More

Plush Mill

Plush Mill
Project City:
Greenville,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2018)
the renovation of the historic Plush Mill in Greenville, S.C. The revitalized 24,500 square-foot building will be home to Serendipity Labs, a co-working and shared office space ...
Read More

Restaurant Depot

Restaurant Depot
Project City:
North Charleston,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2018)
Development of a new 62,333 square-foot Restaurant Depot. Restaurant Depot is a business-to-business grocery and food service distributor. The majority of its customers are independent restaurant owners, small retailers, caterers, ...
Read More

Brown Packing

Brown Packing
Project City:
Gaffney,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2018)
Brown Packing Co., Inc. is a third-generation, family owned meat packing business in non-metropolitan Cherokee County. The company has grown to 371 full-time employees, 80 percent of which are minorities. It ...
Read More

Swiss Krono

Swiss Krono
Project City:
Barnwell,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2018)
250,000-square-foot expansion on Swiss Krono's existing Barnwell manufacturing facility. The expansion includes the construction of a new medium-density fiberboard (MDF) manufacturing line, ancillary wood yard, energy plant and waste treatment ...
Read More

Limehouse Produce

Limehouse Produce
Project City:
North Charleston,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2016)
In 2015, Limehouse Produce purchased the former site of the Charleston Naval Exchange Building on Carner Avenue for the development of a multi-faceted agribusiness program. Limehouse Produce, which provides conventional ...
Read More

Legacy Charter School

Legacy Charter School
Project City:
Greenville,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2016)
Improvement of charter school facilities to increase offerings and programming Current enrollment of 1,250 students with the capacity to increase enrollment to 1,430 students. Nonprofit Legacy Charter School, a public ...
Read More

Greenco Enterprises

Greenco Enterprises
Project City:
Greenville,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2016)
Established 100 years ago, Greenco Beverage Co. is one of the largest beverage distributors in Upstate South Carolina. Recently, the company purchased approximately 12 acres of property along the Poinsett ...
Read More

AC Hotel

AC Hotel
Project City:
Spartanburg,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2016)
Spartanburg, SC has historically been known as “Hub City” due to its prevalence of railways. The county is also located at the crossroads of heavily traveled Interstates 85 and 26, ...
Read More

Upward Star Center

Upward Star Center
Project City:
Spartanburg,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2015)
Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Today, approximately 500,000 players at more than 2,000 churches in 47 states participate in camps, clinics, and ...
Read More

The Claussen Bakery

The Claussen Bakery
Project City:
Greenville,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2015)
The Claussen Bakery Project is the adaptive re-use of a former family-owned bakery built in the West End of Greenville in 1930. For decades, the bakery contributed to the industrial ...
Read More

TDC Cutting Tools

TDC Cutting Tools
Project City:
Seneca,
Project State:
SC
Project Year:
(2015)
TDC Cutting Tools, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cutting tools, established its overseas headquarters in Oconee County, S.C. at the same site as its subsidiary, Greenfield Industries ...
Read More