The world has changed a lot since Charles W. Heiner and his wife Kate baked the first loaf of Heiner's bread in 1905. During the past 100 years, this small family business has grown into a thriving bakery in Huntington, West Virginia.
Charles Heiner, the great grandson of the founders, attributes the Bakery's success to its employees, a strong work ethic, and a principle that has been passed down from generation to generation: use the best ingredients, deliver the freshest bread and give the customers exceptional value. "We have always tried to be low-key and let the product speak for itself," he says. As Plant Manager, Heiner oversees the bread making processes to ensure consistency and quality. "We're proud of our products and continue to give our customers delicious loaves, buns and rolls that stay fresh longer."
Heiner’s bakeries and sales distribution warehouses are located throughout West Virginia, Ohio, parts of Virginia and eastern Kentucky. The state’s last family-owned wholesale bakery was acquired in 1996 by the St. Louis, Missouri-based Earthgrains Company. In 2001, the Sara Lee Corporation purchased Earthgrains, now part of Sara Lee Food and Beverage. In 2011, Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. purchased Sara Lee Corporation’s North American Fresh bakery business thus acquiring Heiner’s. The acquisitions and time have scarcely affected Heiner’s. Quality, service and value remain hallmarks of the company.