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Hostess To Reopen Lenexa Plant

Mike Mozart, flickr Creative Commons

A former Hostess Brands bakery in Lenexa will reopen this summer and provide about 100 jobs.

Flower Foods, which acquired part of the former plant in 2013, announced it will begin producing its Nature's Own, Wonder, and Home Pride breads at the plant.

The company says it spent more than $10 million dollars to upgrade the plant.

Bread baked in Lenexa is expected to be sold in Kansas, Missouri and eastern Oklahoma.

The plant closed when the former Hostess Brands suspended all operations during a negotiation impasse with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union.

Flowers Foods is based in Georgia and currently has 46 bakeries.

It bought the former Hostess bread brands and has gradually reopened plants.