Hostess announces plan to reopen Emporia factory creating more than 300 jobs

Hostess Twinkies (KSN File Photo)

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EMPORIA, Kansas — Hostess Brands, LLC, a new company and employer under new ownership, today announced plans to expand and re-launch its bakery in Emporia.

The company will initially add 250 jobs to the local economy and plans to create a total of more than 300 jobs in the community within the next several years. The baking facility, located at 1525 Industrial Road in Emporia, will resume operations this summer and will produce a full assortment of Hostess’ iconic snack products, including Twinkies, Cup Cakes, HoHos and Ding Dongs.

The investment in the Emporia 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.

“I am delighted with the progress we have made upgrading the Emporia facility since we acquired Hostess,” said Dean Metropoulos, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hostess. “We have expanded the bakery’s capacity significantly, which will result in meaningful job growth in the Emporia community and ultimately help us achieve our goal of bringing Hostess products back to the shelves for our customers as quickly as possible.”

Hostess is hiring for positions in Emporia. Applicants interested in joining the Company can apply at the KANSASWORKS office at 1622 Industrial Road in Emporia, Kansas (Flint Hills Mall) or online at

Applicants can also visit or call Hostess at (816) 701-4600 for more information.

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