Yeast Maker Lesaffre Opens New Cedar Rapids Plant

CEDAR RAPIDS — A French maker of baking products formally has expanded its yeast production campus in Cedar Rapids.

Lesaffre Yeast Co., a subsidiary of the Lesaffre Group, celebrated the opening of a new blending facility in the southwest part of the city, which the company will use to create and mix together dry ingredients used by its corporate baking customers.

About 50 people attended Wednesday’s event, including Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart and two city council members, local economic development officials and Lesaffre employees from Wisconsin and France.

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