Alpha Baking Co., Inc. a manufacturer of baked goods and supplier to nationwide private label retailers, national restaurant chains and institutions, announced that it has bought two bakeries, one on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois and another in Grand Rapids, Michigan. These purchases from ConAgra Foods increase Alpha Baking’s manufacturing facilities to six across four states.

In addition to expanding current capacity, these acquisitions allow Alpha Baking to expand into sweet goods. Sweet goods product capabilities include muffins, petit fours, cupcakes, and pound cake, among other products.

“Alpha Baking has been producing high quality bread, buns, and rolls since 1979, and we will now utilize our experience and attention to customer service to operate in the sweet goods category. It is an exciting time for us,” said Lawrence Marcucci, president and CEO of Alpha Baking.

Alpha Baking’s acquisition of these plants has ensured that both will continue to operate in their communities, providing hundreds of jobs and substantial tax revenue to their local economies. The employees of both acquired facilities have retained their jobs and have become Alpha Baking employees.