Bimbo Bakeries USA, Hastings, Nebraska
Bimbo Bakeries USA plans to cease production at its Hastings, Neb. baking plant in early September 2016.

HORSHAM, PA. — Bimbo Bakeries USA said it will cease production at its baking plant located at 317 S. Elm St. in Hastings, Neb., in early September 2016. The company will shift production to its Bellevue, Neb.; South Sioux City, Neb.; Sioux Falls, Neb.; and Topeka, Kas., bakeries.

B.B.U. makes bread and buns at the plant under the Old Home brand and employs 117 associates there. The facility has been open since the mid-1950s, and B.B.U. acquired the plant as part of its acquisition of Sara Lee’s North American Fresh Bakery business in 2011.

Edgar Jaramillo, Bimbo Bakeries USA
Edgar Jaramillo, vice-president of operations for B.B.U.
“Making the decision to close a facility is never an easy one,” said Edgar Jaramillo, vice-president of operations for B.B.U. “After careful analysis and consideration, we determined it is most efficient to redistribute production to the nearby locations to better meet market demand.”