Bridor to expand in Brigham City

Kaitlyn ClarkeNews, Tax Credits

Today, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity awarded Bridor a post-performance tax reduction for its expansion in Box Elder County. The corporate incentive is part of the state’s Rural Economic Development Tax Increment Financing (REDTIF) program.

As part of the agreement, Bridor projects adding 87 new, high-paying incentivized jobs and 400 total jobs in rural Utah during the next 13 years.

“As Utah continues to strengthen and diversify our industry sectors, food security and manufacturing have been particularly important,” said Ryan Starks, executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity. “Bridor serves markets across the globe with a dedication to innovation, sustainability, and quality, and will certainly be an incredible addition to Utah.”

Since 1984, Bridor has created and manufactured high-quality European bakery products adapted to the North American market. Given its expertise and state-of-the-art technology, Bridor is a North American leader in manufacturing high-quality and innovative breads and pastries. The wide range of bakery products is easy to use and meets the highest industry standards. Bridor has a premium positioning on the market.

The company commented, “As Bridor’s existing manufacturing basis in North America currently is East Coast centric, our westward expansion was a strategy long in the making. Utah’s connectivity to major transportation routes, top-notch labor market, and proximity to diverse and rich agricultural products quickly elevated Utah to the top of our state regional reviews. The strong local support of our project early on for a manufacturer entering the market helped Bridor visualize the road map of how to establish operations here.”

Bridor North America has four plants — two in Québec, Canada, and two on the U.S. East Coast. It employs around 1,200 people and is part of the global Groupe Le Duff. Group Le Duff had revenues of EUR 2.5 billion in 2023 between two main divisions: restaurants and industry. Groupe Le Duff has over 30,000 employees in 100 different countries and 10 production facilities.

“We’re pleased to welcome Bridor to the Brigham City Industrial Park, one of 14 development-ready properties certified by EDCUtah’s Site Ready Utah program,” said Scott Cuthbertson, president and CEO of EDCUtah. “Bridor will play an important role in bolstering Utah’s food security, and its decision to expand in Utah was made possible by the collaboration of many important partners.”

Brigham City’s mayor, Dennis J. Bott, added, “Brigham City is excited to be the location of choice for Bridor. We have had extensive interaction and cooperation with the company, and we are confident that it will be a great corporate citizen of both Brigham City and the state of Utah.”

“Bridor’s investment in the Golden Spike Project Area will advance the Port’s objectives in Brigham City by creating quality jobs and promoting sustainable development,” said Ben Hart, executive director of the Utah Inland Port Authority. “Its proven track record as a valuable corporate partner sets the stage for ongoing collaboration and prosperity in northern Utah.”

Tax Credit Projections

Timeline:13 years

Learn more about the state’s post-performance REDTIF program here.