THOMASVILLE, GA. — Heavy rains this past weekend that led to flooding in Louisiana resulted in a temporary suspension in operations at Flowers Foods’ baking plant in Baton Rouge, La., the company said.
But the Baton Rouge plant — as well as Flowers’ other two Louisiana baking plants in New Orleans and Lafayette — remained dry. The temporary suspension in operations was due to difficulties in travel for the company’s employees and vendors, Flowers said.
“Our primary focus is on the safety and welfare of our team members and those in the hardest-hit areas of Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities,” Flowers said.
Flowers said the markets affected by the flood are being serviced with an “almost-complete line” of Flowers products. While the New Orleans and Lafayette bakeries are running around the clock, other Flowers facilities in Texas, Alabama and Georgia are helping supplement the suspended production in Baton Rouge, the company said.
“If a customer has the ability to open, we will address their needs,” Flowers said.The company did not say when operations are set to resume in Baton Rouge.