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Twinkies coming in July

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 11: Hostess Twinkies are offered for sale at a Jewel-Osco grocery store on December 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Jewel-Osco grocery store chain purchased the last shipment of 20,000 boxes of Hostess products and put them on sale in their stores throughout the Chicago area today. Hostess Brands Inc. shut down its baking operations and began liquidating assets last month after failing to negotiate a labor contract with Workers with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Scott Olson

COLUMBUS Ga.Twinkies will be winging their way back to a store near you, likely in July. Hostess Brands, LLC has announced plans to re-launch its bakery in Columbus and plans to add about 300 jobs in the area over the next several years.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development Tuesday announced the company plans to resume operations this summer and will produce a full assortment of iconic Hostess snack products -- including Twinkies.

Officials say investment in the Columbus baking facility is being backed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and Metropoulos & Co., which bought some Hostess assets out of bankruptcy this month. Hostess Brands will begin recruiting for production, sanitation, distribution, maintenance engineering and management positions online and at a job fair April 27.

Officials say the company plans to invest more than $20 million into the facility and community.

The company will operate a number of other plants around the country as well.