Flowers Baking Co. in Opelika permanently closing; efforts underway to help employees find jobs

Flowers Baking Co. in Opelika permanently closing; efforts underway to help employees find jobs
Flowers Baking Co. in Opelika permanently closing; efforts underway to help employees find jobs (Source: WTVM)

OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - Flowers Baking Company in Opelika is closing its doors and efforts are underway to help workers find new jobs.

163 people will lose their jobs when the company shuts down in December. Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller said some workers will move to another local plant. He said Golden State Foods is willing to hire some of the employees.

Flowers Baking Company makes hamburger buns, as well as brown and serve rolls.

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