SUGAR LAND, TEXAS — CSM Bakery Solutions, which last spring said it would close its food manufacturing facility in the Houston area by October 2016, now expects to close the facility around March 31.
At the time of the original announcement, CSM cited “lack of capacity and other constraints” as the reason behind the closing. In a more recent filing with the Texas Workforce Commission on Feb. 6 the company said it plans to lay off 147 people.
The Atlanta-based company said it has been able to adjust its manufacturing footprint to keep the Texas facility open longer than the planned 2016 phase-out.CSM Bakery Solutions produces and distributes bakery products and ingredients for artisan and industrial bakeries and for in-store and out-of-home markets, mainly in Europe and North America. CSM has annual revenues of approximately $3 billion and more than 45,000 global customers, with a global footprint and integrated supply chain that includes 34 manufacturing facilities, 26 distribution centers and 4 innovation centers.