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Suburban Hostess Twinkie plant closing – again

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The hostess Twinkie plant in suburban Schiller Park is going to close ending an 84-year run.

The closing will affect some 400-employees.

The plant will shutter in mid-October and is one of four remaining hostess bakeries in the country.

The new owners who acquired Hostess last summer by bringing the company out of bankruptcy say the closing is necessary to better compete in the market place and with more streamlined production facilities at its other plants.

Twinkies were invented in the Chicago area in 1930.

 

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2 comments

  • JenInChicago

    Let’s see, smaller sized product, in-store availability issues and the inability to meet market demand for specific products, anyone could see this coming….Mismanagement of this brand is recurring and maddening.