Bimbo Bakeries' South Sioux City, Nebraska, facility is shown Tuesday Aug. 6, 2019. The plant, 3723 Dakota Ave, is owned by Grupo Bimbo and is scheduled to close in October as production is shifted to other facilities.
The two bakeries have a rich history in Sioux City. They were originally operated by Sioux City-based Metz Baking under the Old Home brand name. The family business was started in 1892 by Henry Metz Sr.
Metz merged in 1988 with Heileman Baking of La Crosse, Wis., doubling the company's size. In 1993, Specialty Foods acquired Metz and seven other food companies for a total of about $1.1 billion.
Earthgrains acquired Metz in 2000, and a year later Earthgrains was acquired by Sara Lee Corp. Grupo Bimbo acquired Sara Lee's bread-making business in a $959 million deal in 2010.
Bimbo Bakeries USA is the largest bakery company in the United States, with more than 50 bakeries and nearly 20,000 employees. The U.S. division, headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb, owns many fresh bread and sweet baked goods brands, including Entenmann's, Sara Lee, and Thomas'.
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