Bragg Builds Head Office in Oxford
A major construction and expansion project will begin right away at Oxford Frozen Foods. The diverse business that blueberries built will all come home to Oxford.
John Bragg, the founder and president of the Bragg Group of Companies made the announcement this week in a statement to employees.
Expansion of the Plant 1 location will include increased production areas while offering an improved employee entrance and a new lunchroom.
The announcement also quietly revealed a new three-story building will be constructed to house the head office for all the Bragg operations under the umbrella of Tidnish Holdings. This includes the Oxford Food Group, Eastlink Communications, Bragg Forest Products, Inland Technologies, and real estate investments.
The quiet-spoken entrepreneur has always had a soft spot for rural communities. Bragg said, “Both of these projects are important to me. Ensuring adequate lunchroom facilities for employees, and maintaining state of the art operations are critical to the success of the business.”
The head office building will provide about 18,000 square feet and create numerous job opportunities while perhaps bringing existing employees to Oxford.
The Director, Administration of the Oxford Food Group says the new head office complex is the most exciting news. Jordan Burkhardt, an Oxford native, says, “What’s exciting to me, as a local resident, is John’s huge commitment to the community.”
In fact, many business executives suggest it doesn’t make sense to consolidate off the beaten path. Burkhardt says, “It is part of John’s commitment to rural Nova Scotia.”
While such a project would likely cost a few million dollars, Burkhardt would not comment on the cost of the construction other than to say it is a major project to complement future growth within the business.
Construction will start almost immediately with a target of April completion for Plant 1 expansion and next summer for the new head office complex.
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