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Hostess to re-open Twinkie plant in Georgia

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COLUMBUS, GA (WRBL) - Hostess Brands has announced they are re-opening the former Dolly Madison Bakery in Columbus, Ga. 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.

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