Pie lovers rejoice, Hubig’s Pies is back in business, announcing this morning that the company will relaunch production of its famous fruit pies with a $1.37 million capital investment in a Jefferson Parish manufacturing facility.
After bouncing back following Hurricane Katrina, Hubig’s was forced to shutter in 2012 after its Dauphine Street pie factory was destroyed by a fire. Armed with a restructured business plan, the company is working to finalize a deal for a new production site in Jefferson Parish and aims to start baking next year.
With the launch of the new manufacturing facility, Hubig’s plans to bring back the traditional recipes that have been popular for generations, with classic flavors such as apple, cherry, lemon, peach, chocolate and seasonal pies. The traditional turnover-style hand pies will be distributed in the same historical markets as before, ranging from the Louisiana-Texas border to the Mobile, Alabama, area.
The company also will offer e-commerce options for remote ordering and delivery of Hubig’s hand pies.
“We’re looking forward to our relaunch and being able to announce a more detailed timeline soon,” Hubug’s owner Andrew Ramsey said. “We’ve been a New Orleans company since the 1920s. We buy local, hire local, and our main market is Louisiana. We are eager to get Hubig’s Pies back into the hands of our loyal customers.”
The project initially will create 14 full-time direct jobs, with an average annual salary of more than $40,600, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in an additional 16 new indirect jobs, for a total of 30 new jobs.
To secure the project, the state offered Hubig’s an incentive package that includes LED FastStart. Hubig’s also will participate in LED’s Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program, and is expected to utilize the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption and Enterprise Zone programs.