Hostess, Maker Of Twinkies, To Close

Hostess Brands Inc. says it’s going out of business after striking workers across the country crippled its ability to make its Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and other snacks.

The company had warned employees that it would file a motion with U.S. Bankruptcy Court today seeking permission to shutter its operations and sell assets if plants didn’t resume normal operations by a Thursday evening deadline.

The closing would mean the loss of about 18,500 jobs.

“Many people have worked incredibly long and hard to keep this from happening, but now Hostess Brands has no other alternative than to begin the process of winding down and preparing for the sale of our iconic brands,” CEO Gregory Rayburn said in a letter to employees posted on the company website.

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One comment on “Hostess, Maker Of Twinkies, To Close

  1. AH,gotta LOVE the unions!
    What makes me laugh is when unions say they “protect” jobs, and then, they go on strike and now a company will be going out of business and their “union”jobs are no more.
    So, how’s that “union job thingy” working out for ya?
    I was in a union once, back in the early nineties.
    Once was enough.

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