Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC, a Brownsburg, Ind.-based subsidiary of George Weston Ltd., announced plans to expand its Lebanon, Ind., facility and creating up to 219 new jobs by 2017.

The producer of frozen bakery products for in-store and foodservice will invest $77.8 million to renovate and equip a new 180,000-square-foot facility. The new plant, which is expected to be operational in March 2015, will house the company’s warehouse, distribution and manufacturing operations for its cake and cupcake products.

“This new state-of the-art plant will give Maplehurst Bakeries the added capacity to better serve our North American customers with a wider product assortment of cakes,” says Kevin McDonough, president of Weston Food’s frozen division.