From the Times Ledger:
After more than a century, the Wonder Bread and Hostess factory in Jamaica will be closing down in January, the food goods company announced Friday.
The head of Hostess Brands said changing market conditions and the factory’s conditions were the reasons for the closures, which will mean the loss of 200 jobs.
The more than 140-year-old factory at 168-23 Douglas Ave. was in need of modernization and the corporation could not afford the large undertaking, according to Brian Driscoll, the chief executive officer of Hostess.
The factory was established by the Shults Bread Co. in the 1870s and it ran the business until 1921, when it was sold to William Ward’s United Bakeries. The factory was sold again to Interstate Bakeries Inc., the Hostess parent company, in 1995.