Aaron Auctions Set to Liquidate the Surplus Equipment for the Ongoing Needs of Hostess Brands in Schiller Park

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Baking Equipment, Packaging Machinery, Bulk Storage and Support Equipment from Twinkie Manufacturer Up for Online Bid

The liquidated contents for the ongoing needs of Hostess Brands’ Schiller Park, IL facility are about to go on the auction block. Aaron Auctions has been tapped to handle the bidding which will take place exclusively online. The auction has begun and will end on January 29, 2015 at http://www.aaronauctions.com/Auction/HostessAuction# and will consist of baking equipment, packaging machinery, support equipment and bulk storage from the manufacturer of Twinkies, Cupcakes and Ho Hos. Onsite inspection of all the equipment up for sale will occur on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 9555 Soreng Ave. Schiller Park, IL from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

When Hostess Brands announced in 2012–after a failed attempt at reorganization–that it would liquidate, Twinkies fans everywhere flocked to store shelves to get their hands on their sweet obsession. On June 24, 2013, the company announced that the cake treats would return to the marketplace, but “under new owners and a leaner structure,” as reported by “USA Today” (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/23/twinkies-return/2450233/). That tighter operating ship may have left Twinkies addicts rejoicing, but it also resulted in some serious corporate downsizing. On August 20, 2014, CNBC (http://www.cnbc.com/id/101934633#.) issued this statement: “The Schiller Park, IL bakery, where Twinkies were invented in 1930, will close.”

Now, the contents left behind from that closing are up for sale via online auction, and Aaron Auctions has been tapped to facilitate the bidding. “Anyone who is looking for top-quality equipment at an affordable price point should check out what we have to offer,” says Aaron Auctions spokesperson, Erik Eichert.

Would-be bidders will be especially interested in taking a gander at the auction contents if their operations involve any type of baking. “Remember, we’re talking about a company that has been in the baking business for 75 years,” Eichert explains. “In the food industry, you don’t get to that ripe old age without having the right equipment at your disposal.”

The Hostess Brands auction will run the gamut from ovens, washers, mixers and coolers to kettles, conveyers, flour hoppers and injection tables. Also available are more than 3,000 baking pans that were used to bake the Hostess Twinkies, Cupcake and Ho Hos products. And that’s just on the baking side of the company’s operations. From a packaging equipment perspective, the auction will also encompass Doboy wrappers and Goring Kerr metal detectors. Those in the market for support equipment will find air compressors, cooling tanks, water chillers and boilers up for bid as well. Finally, the auction lots will include bulk storage silos and tanks.

Business owners who are in the market for name brand baking equipment, process and packaging machinery, support equipment and bulk storage at reduced prices can learn more about the liquidated Hostess Brands equipment used to manufacture Twinkies, Cupcakes and Ho Hos by visiting the Aaron Auctions marketplace online at http://www.aaronauctions.com/Auction/HostessAuction#. Interested buyers who have questions about specific items or who would like to physically inspect any of the lots up for bid can contact Erik Eichert at (630) 238-7480.

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