New Hostess owner prepares to re-start Georgia plant
by Associated Press Wire
June 13, 2013 11:05 AM | 1044 views | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend | print

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The smell of snack cakes could soon return to the Dolly Madison plant in Columbus as Hostess Brands LLC prepares to relaunch production.

Hostess Brands LLC spokesman Michael Cramer said workers will be resuming production by July. He said crews are now getting the facility ready to bake goods again, including testing equipment that's been idle since November.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the bakery had been silent since its former owner, Dallas-based Hostess Brands Inc. closed its entire U.S. operation in November — factories, distribution centers and retail stores. In Columbus, that suddenly left 426 workers without a job.

Hostess Brands LLC, owned by investment firms Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co., purchased the local plant out of U.S. Bankrupty Court in April.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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