By Andy Humbles
Tennessee Cheesecake Inc. has announced it will relocate from Mt. Juliet and go to a larger manufacturing space in Lebanon, which will include additional jobs.
The 34-year-old bakery will assume 40,000 square feet within the Novamet Tech Center, which is the former Toshiba building on Toshiba Drive.
The move from Tennessee Cheesecake’s 10,000-square-foot facility on Industrial Drive in Mt. Juliet is to accommodate growth.
Officials hope to begin operations in the Novamet Tech Center by the end of September and will be used by Tennessee Cheesecake for manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations, officials said.
“The opportunity to relocate to a building that not only meets our space and facility requirements, but is also a thriving industrial hub strategically located for efficient distribution, makes this the ideal solution for us,” said Valerie Byrd, Tennessee Cheesecake owner and president.
Tennessee Cheesecake Inc. expects to add at least 15 full-time positions within two years. It employs more than 30 workers.
The company, which sells gourmet cheesecakes and other custom desserts to restaurants and other institutions, has been in Mt. Juliet since 2010, when it moved from a 2,000-square-foot bakery in Nashville’s Sylvan Park. Tennessee Cheesecake began as a home-based business in 1981.
The Novamet Tech Center is anchored by Novamet Specialty Corps. The facility is around 500,000 square feet on 97 acres and is also home to Music City Logistics, Drive Time and Carvana.
Toshiba was in the Novamet Tech Center until 2011 after downsizing for several years, according to the Joint Economic & Community Development Board of Wilson County.
The Novamet Tech Center is now 78 percent occupied.
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