Twinkies Back on Shelves by Summer 2013

Twinkies may be back on the shelves in a couple months! As every sane person knows, our beloved Twinkies went out of production a few months ago because of a dispute between Hostess Brands, Inc. and the bakery unions that crafted the sweet snack.

Hostess Brands LLC, a new company under new management in Columbus, GA,  announced that it will re-open the state of the art bakery:

The Company will initially add 200 jobs to the local economy and plans to create a total of more than 300 jobs in the community within the next several years. The baking facility, located at 1969 Victory Drive in Columbus, will resume operations this summer and will produce a full assortment of Hostess’ iconic snack products, including Twinkies, Cup Cakes, HoHos andDing Dongs.   —WTVM 

A job fair will be help on April 27 to recruiting for jobs in production, sanitation, distribution, maintenance and other management positions.  The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 700 Veterans Parkway in Columbus, GA.

Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) and Metropoulos & Co purchased the Hostess brand and the rights to a select few assets of Hostess.

“Over the past several months, we have invested significantly in Hostess and the Columbus facility we acquired.  We are focused on re-introducing the Hostess brands and bringing the Company’s high quality and beloved snack products back to American consumers,” said Dean Metropoulos, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hostess. “We want to thank the state of Georgia and city of Columbus for their long-standing partnership and support of Hostess, and their commitment to helping us re-open this facility as quickly as possible.”

“The re-opening of the Hostess plant in Columbus will give a tremendous boost to Columbus and the local economy,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey. “Not only will the community benefit from over 300 manufacturing jobs, but Hostess will have access to lower production costs, a workforce training program, and our advanced transportation and logistics network.”

We here at ViralRead are waiting in anticipation to get the sweet snack.


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