Hostess Brands, along with Arkansas Government, and other state and local government officials, unveiled signage at its upcoming bakery celebrating the innovation, economic investment and job creation it will bring to Arkansas.
“As Hostess Brands continues to focus on building a socially responsible, modern, snacking powerhouse, we are excited to reach another milestone in our journey to bring a sustainability-first bakery to the Arkadelphia community,” said Andy Callahan, President and CEO of Hostess Brands.
The bakery expansion indicates continued growth in recent years. With the opening of the Arkadelphia facility, Hostess will be increasing its bakery capacity of its Donettes and cake platforms by 20% to meet increasing consumer demand for sweet snacks.
“Unveiling the Hostess Brands’ sign at this once-idle facility is tangible evidence of our commitment to deliver on our sustainability priorities, while also meeting the growing demand among consumers for our iconic and innovative snacks,” added Mr Callahan.
Hostess is investing US$120 million to US$140 million to convert the Arkadelphia factory into a 333,000 square foot bakery. It is expected to be operational in the second half of 2023 and bring 150 new jobs to the community over the next three years.
“I am proud to see Hostess, a beloved household name, expanding its roots into Arkadelphia,” Governor Hutchinson said, “Arkansas welcomes a new investment partner that will bring its sustainability-first policies to a business community ripe for growth.”
“Clark County is thrilled to have been selected as the site for a new, state of the art bakery to be built by Hostess,” concluded Kevin Jester, Chairman of the Economic Development Corporation of Clark County.
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