B.B.U. to close baking plants in South Dakota, Kentucky

by Eric Schroeder
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Bimbo Bakeries USA plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Bimbo Bakeries USA plans to close its baking plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., in September.
 

HORSHAM, PA. — Bimbo Bakeries USA said it will close its baking plants in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Owensboro, Ky., in September. The company said it will shift production to bakeries in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky and Nebraska.

“Making the decision to close a facility is never an easy one,” said Bob Conners, vice-president of region operations for Bimbo Bakeries USA (Midwest). “After careful analysis and consideration, we determined it is most efficient to redistribute production to other bakeries in our system to better meet market demand.”

Bimbo Bakeries USA - Owensboro, Kentucky
Bimbo Bakeries USA will close its baking plant in Owensboro, Ky., in September.
 

B.B.U. makes bread, buns and rolls under the Old Home and Pillsbury brands at the Sioux Falls bakery, which employs 59, and bread, buns and rolls under the Colonial and Iron Kids brands at the Owensboro plant, which employs 125.

Edgar Jaramillo, Bimbo Bakeries USA
Edgar Jaramillo, vice-president of region operations for Bimbo Bakeries USA

“We truly value and respect our dedicated associates at our bakeries and will assist them throughout the transition,” said Edgar Jaramillo, vice-president of region operations for Bimbo Bakeries USA (Intermountain).

B.B.U. is part of Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V., the world's largest baking company with operations in 22 countries. Earlier this year the company closed plants in Lubbock, Texas, and Sunbury, Pa. 
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