What is some information about Hostess plant closings?


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In the fall of 2014, Hostess Foods LLC closed its Schiller Park bakery in southern Chicago. The Schiller Park bakery was one of four remaining Hostess bakeries left in the United States, as well as the last in Illinois.

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Twinkies were invented in the Chicago area back in 1930, and the Schiller Park plant produced the iconic sponge cake for 84 years. Hostess plants closed briefly in 2012, and the snack treats were unavailable for purchase for eight months until the brand reopened. Though that iconic plant closed, Hostess invested $30 million to expand its bakery in Emporia, Kansas. This facility has the capacity to manufacture nearly 2 million Twinkies a day, and Hostess plans to invest an additional $20 to further modernize the plant.

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