Hostess Return A Sweet Deal For Emporia

By: AP
By: AP

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) -- Snack cakes have been good for Emporia.

Emporia has seen jobs return and millions of dollars in investments since its Hostess Brands plant reopened last year and expanded this year.

The Kansas City Star reports the company that makes Twinkies, Donettes and other cake products added $30 million in improvements to the plant. A ribbon cutting is planned Friday to celebrate a new warehouse, and a Twinkie festival is scheduled Saturday.

The plant was closed and 500 jobs were lost during a labor dispute in 2012. The Emporia plant was one of four Hostess bakeries reopened last year when a partnership group bought the company's assets.

About 330 non-union workers are currently employed by the plant and another 50 jobs are likely to be added.

Posted by Greg Palmer


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 266288701 - wibw.com/a?a=266288701