Twinkies Closing Illinois Plant
Remember all the protests when Twinkies were taken off the market because the company that owned them was going out of business. Twinkies made a comeback but Hostess will be closing the bakery in Schiller Park, Illinois.
The plant is only of four Hostess bakeries left in the country but will close on October 19th. The workers had just voted to unionize in May and were shocked to hear of the closing. The average salary at the bakery is only $15 per hour.
Hostess had just reopened the facility in July of 2103 after the purchase of the Twinkies brand for $410 million.