North Andover, MA – Dacon announced it completed the design and construction of a 47,000sf facility for Bake’n Joy Food in North Andover.
The project entailed the renovation and expansion of an existing 1970s industrial facility. Operational efficiency, high performance processes, product innovation and safety fueled the design mindset while customizing an environment to accommodate offices, employee support areas, shipping/receiving docks, a cooler corridor, manufacturing, baking, engineering and conference rooms.
Abraham Ogan, founder of Bake’n Joy, began the firm amidst war-time practicalities of World War II when corner bakeries were a newcomer to America’s convenience landscape. Now celebrating its 81st year, Bake’n Joy Foods supplies frozen ready-to-bake batters, baked items and dry mixes to wholesale bakeries, healthcare, academic, convenience, hospitality, restaurant and retail clients. Led by the third and fourth generations, the portfolio spans predeposited frozen muffin and loaf cake batters, scoop batters and coffee cakes, as well as the original dry mixes for donuts, muffins, cakes, fruit squares, cookies, scones and traditional yeast breads. The portfolio consists of 10 brand lines: Kitchen Cupboard, Panfree, Ultra Moist Baking Products, Bake’n Joy Originals, Country Muffin & Cake, Homestyle, Boston Coffee Cake, Freedom Gluten Free, YPL and L&M Bakery, acquired in 2021.
In reflecting on this growth trajectory, Kevin Quinn, Dacon’s CEO, says, “Bake’n Joy’s new production space is fueled by entrepreneurship. Their heritage of ingenuity from WWII through today is seen in their ability to respond to consumer needs.”