Bimbo to phase out bun production in Fresno

by Eric Schroeder
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HORSHAM, PA. — Bimbo Bakeries USA (B.B.U.) will halt production on the bun line at its Fresno, Calif., bakery by Aug. 29. The bakery currently produces bread and bun products, and the line shutdown will affect approximately 60 positions, the company said. B.B.U. said it will shift production to other bakeries in the company’s manufacturing network.

“This was a difficult decision because of the dedicated team of associates operating the bun line at the Fresno bakery,” said Gary Feil, regional vice-president of operations for B.B.U. in California. “However, after careful analysis and consideration, B.B.U. concluded that there is an excess capacity to handle bun production in our California manufacturing system.”

Mr. Feil said the action would have no impact on customers and consumers or the availability of B.B.U. products.

According to the 2014 Directory & Buyers Guide published by Milling & Baking News, the Fresno facility makes bread, bun and roll products under the Rainbo, Iron Kids, Earth Grains and Roman Meal brands.
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