Ho Hos, Twinkies will no longer be made in Schiller Park

A worker checks Hostess Twinkies as move through production in their trays prior to cream injection at the Interstate Bakeries Corporation facility April 20, 2005 in Schiller Park, Illinois, a suburb northwest of Chicago. The Twinkie, an American icon and one of the nation's all-time favorite snack cakes, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month. James A. Dewar created the beloved treat in 1930, while working as a Hostess bakery manager in Chicago. | Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images

 

The home of the Twinkie inventor will soon lose its Hostess plan in Schiller Park. According to Chicago Sun Time’s Voices:

The Hostess plant in Schiller Park that makes the iconic Twinkies snack cake is closing.

Hostess Brands LLC said Wednesday it expects to close the plant in October “to enhance its production and distribution capabilities and efficiencies.” About 400 employees will be affected by the closing. Roughly 85 workers are employed on a contingent basis. The company says it will provide severance packages as well as outplacement services.

“Hostess has brought these great brands back to the marketplace,” Hostess Brands chief executive Bill Toler said in a news release. “We have invested heavily in all facilities to improve worker conditions and efficiencies in a very highly competitive environment and marketplace.

[Read more at Voices]

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