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Hostess plant to re-open in Columbus

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Hostess Brands has announced they are re-opening the former Dolly Madison Bakery on Victory Drive. The announcement will bring 200 jobs to the area.

The press release explains that the investment in the Columbus baking facility is being funded by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and Metropoulos & Co., which purchased selected Hostess assets out of bankruptcy in April 2013.

"Over the past several months, we have invested significantly in Hostess and the Columbus facility we acquired.  We are focused on re-introducing the Hostess brands and bringing the Company's high quality and beloved snack products back to American consumers," said Dean Metropoulos, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hostess.

The company says they will begin actively recruiting production, sanitation, distribution, maintenance engineering and management positions for the Columbus facility at a job fair on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The event is presented in partnership with the Georgia Department of Labor and will be held at its Columbus, GA location at 700 Veterans Parkway. Applicants must bring an updated resume.

For more details contact the GDOL Columbus Career Center, their telephone number is (706) 649-7423.  

If you are unable to attend the job fair you can submit applications online beginning April 27th at the Georgia Department of Labor website http://www.dol.state.ga.us or at Hostess' website http://www.jobshbnewco.com.

 

Liz Buckthorpe

Liz joins the WRBL news team from all the way from New England. More>>

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