Hostess Bakery going under!

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by twobit, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. twobit

    twobit Active Member

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    Sep 15, 2010
    TEXAS!
    ALARM!
    :eek::eek::eek:
    They have been hiding it from us by keeping us worried about all-out war in Israel, firearms bans, tax hikes....... but now the tragic news...and IT'S NOT BUSH'S FAULT!

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/hostess-liquidate-strikes-impede-normal-210000309.html

    Hostess Bakeries is on the verge of closing forever! No more Twinkies! The hording has begun! With a shelf life of 48 years, the last Twinkie may disappear from earth within some of our lifetimes.
     
  2. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    Pensacola
    If they close down I hate it for the company and stock holders. I don't feel sorry for the ones on strike. The main stream media will blame the Hostess co because they didn't give more perks. Unions suck.
     

  3. cheesewiz

    cheesewiz Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    9mm check, 12 Ga check , 22 check , twinkee's check, Ho Hos check , it's all part of prepping :) besides twinkee's have a huge shelf life :)
     
  4. flyingtiger85

    flyingtiger85 Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    Nevada
    They said they would close if they went on strike!Dahhh!!!!!Striking in a bad economy isn't to smart.They should be happy they had a job.Ask for better deals when we recover from this.But that doesn't look very good now!
     
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  5. 1 Eyed Jack

    1 Eyed Jack New Member

    673
    Aug 19, 2011

    Yea that, I would be, I was laid off from my last job after having it for just over 3 years, it was a tough job, I worked many nights, weekends etc. without pay(salary job), when it got to be too much all I had to do was think about what it was like to be unemployed and looking for work, that would instantly cure any thoughts of quitting, I was an operations manager managing a team that performed maintenance/upkeep/upgrades on PBX's(inhouse telecom equipment), about 225 sites in all spread out from the Mexican border to WA state and Colorado to the west coast, plus Hawaii, customers were mostly hotel's, hospitals, state/govt agencies etc.,

    My wife says 3 years at that job aged me at least 10 years, I think she is right, it ran me into the ground on a regular basis, mentally and physically, but would I still be glad to have it? of course, I have no sympathy for anyone that has a job but refuses to do it unless their demands are met, they must have never been unemployed in the last 10 years, if that's the case, a very rude awakening is in store,

    That's when the 20/20 hindsight will kick in, which is always too late,
     
  6. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Fricken unions always wanting more even when things are bad.
     
  7. dad2thebone

    dad2thebone New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    the twinkiee rumor has been floating around forever. when i see it i'll believe it lol
     
  8. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    From the hostess website;

     
  9. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie Member

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    Aug 27, 2011
    Fort Pierce Fl
    The unions are in business for them self's not the employees. Change the union leadership and problems go away.

    The twinkiee's will last longer than the wrapers time to stock up
     
  10. al45lc

    al45lc Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    The shelf life of an unrefrigerated twinkie is 25 days. It doesn't have diary in it, but it is made with eggs, so like all baked products with eggs, it's shelf life is severly limited.
    Sorry to break the bubble.
     
  11. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    did they go back to work?
     
  12. jbmid1

    jbmid1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    Bankruptcy won't necessarily mean the end of Hostess. They'll get bought out and restarted with new management and employees.
     
  13. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    No they did not.
     
  14. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper Active Member

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    Jun 4, 2012
    swflorida
    what I thought astonishing is that the union financial gurus said after looking at the books that the company was being honest about going under. and yet the union, or should i say union bosses would rather have 18k of their peons lose their jobs . funny how they're bitchin about having to pay into their retirement accounts. how you gonna do that with umemployment? oh well, they'll all get alibaba phones
     
  15. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    mountains of wv.
    OH NO , NO HOHO'S

    November 16, 2012 (WLS) -- Hostess Brands announced Friday that it is winding down operations and has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to close its business and sell its assets, including its iconic brands and facilities.



    Bakery operations have been suspended at all plants. Delivery of products will continue and Hostess Brands retail stores will remain open for several days in order to sell already-baked products.