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No more Twinkies

Published On: Nov 16 2012 07:37:40 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 16 2012 08:45:52 AM CST

Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers.

The Irving, Texas, company says a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at several locations.

There is a bakery in Colorado on East 62 Avenue near Interstate 25 in Adams County.

There are 167 employees at the Adams County bakery. The bakery could close as soon as Tuesday, just before the Thanksgiving holiday, according to ABC News.

Hostess had warned employees that it would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by Thursday evening.

The privately held company filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, its second trip through bankruptcy court in less than a decade.


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