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Management at the maker of Hostess Twinkies made good on its threat Friday to shut the company
down. laying off ' workers, in the face of a crippling. strike by its second largest union.
Hostess Brands, also home to iconic brands like Wonder
Bread and Dolly Madison, said it filed a motion with the .
Bankrupcy Court seeking permission to close its business and sell
its assets, including its brands and facilities.
Bakery operations have been suspended at all 33 plants. Three plants
had been permanently closed Monday. Ho plants are in Texas.
The company, which has been in ' court since January, said
delivery of products will continue and Hostess Brands retail stores will
remain open for several days in order to sell % .' products.