OAKLAND: The contents of the old 'Columbo Bakery' will be officially sold off at an auction on December 4.
A total of 145 jobs were lost following the closure of the site in November 2012.
The Oakland auction will make up part of a wider sale of the remaining assets of the Hostess Brand who produce snacks such as Twinkies, Ding Dongs and HoHos.
The company closed all its production plants and distribution centers, nationwide with job losses of 18,500, and many of its factories and brands were sold off to competitors.
"The amount of interest in these auctions is expected to be unprecedented," said Richard Reese, President of Rabin Worldwide, the company who will conduct the coast-to-coast auctions of equipment and machinery.
"The nostalgia for Hostess Brands has attracted a lot of attention to the sales, and we hope it will strengthen bidding," Reese reminisced.
The first of the auctions will take place in Los Angeles on Oct 30. Further auctions will be held in St. Louis, Cincinnati, Oakland, and Philadelphia.
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