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Media Advisory MONDAY: SBA Manufacturing Day Celebrates Braintree-based Fireking Baking Company

Advisory Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016
Advisory Number: 
Norman Eng 617-565-8510

BOSTON – On Monday, October 3rd, SBA Massachusetts and other distinguished guests are joining to raise awareness about Manufacturing Day.  The 2016 SBA Massachusetts Manufacturer of the Year, Fireking Baking Company will host a tour of the manufacturing facility.

Because of SBA’s 504 loan program, owner Greg Acerra was able to move his operation to a state of the art facility in Braintree to fulfill the growing demand for his artisan breads.  In fiscal year 2015, SBA Massachusetts approved 249 SBA 504 projects totaling $140,947,000 – ranking 5th out of all SBA Offices in the United States.  SBA recently announced the 504 Refinance program has been made permanent – a change that will help small business owners ease their financial burdens and create incentives for potential expansion and further job creation.


Media Invited to Attend


  • Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development and International Trade, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
  • Joseph Sullivan, Mayor of Braintree
  • Stephen C. O’Brien, Braintree City Councilor
  • Robert Nelson, SBA Massachusetts District Director


What:       Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year is October 7, 2016.


Where:        Fireking Baking Company, 101 Campanelli Drive, Braintree, MA 02184

When:      Monday, October 3rd 2016 at 9:00AM