Bimbo to close Pennsylvania plant by year’s end

by Eric Schroeder
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HORSHAM, PA. — Bimbo Bakeries USA said this week that it will close its baking plant in Easton, Pa., by the end of the year. The plant, which employs 200, makes hamburger and hot dog buns. “This was a difficult decision because of the committed team of associates at the Easton bakery,” said Rod Cunha, vice-president of manufacturing for Bimbo Bakeries USA. “However, the age of this facility and its landlocked nature makes it incapable of competing effectively in the marketplace.” The announcement comes a little more than seven months after Bimbo purchased 30 acres of land in Macungie Township, Pa., to build a new $75 million bakery that will bring more than 100 jobs to the area and produce bread and buns for the Northeast. The Macungie bakery is expected to begin operation in early 2014.
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By Anonymous 12/26/2013 10:24:46 PM
Also, same union workers have paid dues to for years and years and yet...NO JOB! SCREWED! No word to date on severance or any other benefits after years and years of listening to their management and sacrificing life and hours to achieve their demands. Corporate America; aka international high bidder business lot sheds its responsible character as per capability by law. Perhaps, they may come thru at the very end for some family workers, as a multi billionaire company should, but that remains to be seen!

By A.P. 8/16/2013 11:17:32 PM
$75 million and yet the company says they may give out severance pay. That isin't right. Also; all the employees at the Eastn plant have a right to have a position at the new plant. Not this reapply nonsense that is being proposed. Also there will be a $5 paycut from what i'm told with old employees going there and also anyone with 6 weeks vacation will have only 1 week vacation from what I been told if they go there. This may change but as of now it's looking like corporate America once again screwing the working class. As for Bimbo buying the land. From my knowledge from what I been told. The land was originally owned by Maiers and was acquired by Bimbo when they took over Maiers operations.