Read full article here: Carolina Foods opens Pineville production facility, putting South End site in play for new use

This article was written by Collin Huguley – Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal on May 17, 2024.

carolina foods new pineville facility mk068
A look inside Carolina Foods’ new production facility in Pineville where their Honey Buns and other sweets will be made. MELISSA KEY/CBJ

Bailey Patrick and Bailey Patrick Jr. of MPV Properties and Cushman & Wakefield’s Keith Bell represented Carolina Foods in the lease deal with Beacon.

PINEVILLE, N.C. – Carolina Foods knew for years it needed another site for a production facility as the company ran out of room at its longtime South End home.

Those plans accelerated after Carolina Foods’ 2021 acquisition by Charlotte private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners. They culminated with the company’s grand opening today of its Pineville manufacturing operation.

Carolina Foods in recent months began production in Pineville at 12031 Carolina Logistics Drive. Beacon Partners developed the 428,000-square-foot building for Carolina Foods, which signed a long-term lease in 2022 at the Charlotte developer’s Carolina Logistics Park. Carolina Foods CEO Dan Myers said the new facility — once fully ramped up — will enable the company to double its sales and production capacity. The company makes Duchess Brand Honey Buns, doughnuts and pies.

The new facility will include seven production lines, warehousing and office space for employees. Carolina Foods expects to employ 400 to 450 workers at the facility once it is fully moved in. The company is still operating its South End bakery while it transitions operations to Pineville in phases.

Carolina Foods logo on Pineville NC building
Carolina Foods Pineville NC industrial building
Carolina Foods Pineville NC industrial building developed by Beacon Partners
Carolina Foods Pineville NC industrial building entrance

Special thanks to Kevin Young with The 5 and 2 Project for the photos.