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OPERATIONS
New Horizons Baking Co.
Sky's
the Limit
New Horizons Baking Co. and its leadership team take
this English muffin and bun producer to new heights.
by Dan Malovany
T
Trina Bediako cannot keep her eyes off new horizons.
No doubt, it's in her DNA. Her father, Tilmon " Tim "
Brown, has been a veteran of the baking industry for
more than 50 years and served as the forward-thinking
leader at New Horizons Baking Co. since 1995.
Since she became chief executive officer when her
father transitioned to chairman in October 2020, Ms.
Bediako along with Mike Porter, president and chief
operating officer, and the senior leadership team are
building on the foundation that Mr. Brown laid. They're
also taking the Norwalk, Ohio-based company in
new directions.
First, on April 24 of this year, New Horizons opened
its third bakery in Toledo, Ohio, with a new English muffin
line that produces 2,000 dozen pieces an hour and
with plenty of room to install more production lines.
Overall, its seven English muffin lines - four others in
Norwalk and two in Fremont, Ind. - can comfortably
crank out 20 million products a week. The company also
has two high-speed bun lines.
Then, exactly a month later, New Horizons announced
it purchased Coalescence LLC, a Columbus,
Ohio, producer of custom seasoning blends, flavors and
nutritional solutions for food and beverage companies
and nonprofit organizations that fight hunger. It was the
first acquisition in New Horizons' history.
" We always wanted to be more than buns and muffins, "
said Ms. Bediako, a 19-year veteran of the company
who previously served as president. " This industry
has always been solid, but it's changing right now. The
competition is clear. There are a lot more opportunities
out there. "
Both companies, she noted, supply the foodservice
and sandwich assembly market, making the bolt-on
acquisition a natural extension of New Horizons' business
that opens a broader array of sales opportunities.
Specifically, many of Coalescence's customers are involved
on the protein, condiments and sauces side of the
food industry, which complements New Horizons' core
bakery strengths.
" It was just a business opportunity that seemed to make
sense, " Ms. Bediako explained. " We have some similar
customers, and they have some great ones that we didn't
have. We thought, 'This might be a really good fit.' "
Scouting new beginnings
For Mike Porter, a lifetime baker and AIB International
graduate who's worked for New Horizons for most of his
career, the main objectives now involve not only expanding
the business but also transforming the company.
In addition to New Horizons Baking, a supplier to a
major quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain, its holding
company owns Genesis Baking that's known as the " the
baker's baker " and co-manufactures baked goods for
other third-party customers. Founded in 2008, Genesis
follows the mantra that " each day brings a new beginning, "
according to Mr. Porter.
" We are mainly an English muffin and bun supplier;
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After rounding, two sets
of six dough balls are
loaded into the proofer,
which has a row of 12
cups in each flight.
Photos by Rebecca Trumbull Photography
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