|Twinkies were invented at Hostess' Schiller Park, Ill., plant in 1930.
SCHILLER PARK, ILL. — The facility where Twinkies were invented in 1930 will be closed later this year after Hostess Brands, L.L.C. announced it will shutter its Schiller Park bakery “to enhance its production and distribution capabilities and efficiencies.”
“Hostess has brought these great brands back to the marketplace,” said Bill Toler, chief executive officer of Hostess. “We have invested heavily in all facilities to improve worker conditions and efficiencies in a very highly competitive environment and marketplace. While the old Hostess company was in bankruptcy, many competitors took over the shelves and are tenaciously defending their business, and thus we must be highly efficient and technologically advanced to compete. As a result, we have invested in more efficient production capabilities and need to streamline our manufacturing infrastructure and protect our ability to compete.”