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McKee Bakery ramps up amid Hostess' fall

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COLLEGEDALE, TN. (Times Free Press) -- McKee Foods Corp. is gearing up to bake more snack food as key competitor Hostess Brands plans to turn off its ovens for good.

Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, announced Friday that it intends to wind down operations, which could mean more business for Collegedale-based McKee, maker of Little Debbie snacks.

"We'll likely see an increase in orders," said Mike Gloekler, corporate communications manager for McKee.

While the holidays usually mean a little drop in business for McKee compared to the rest of the year, the company is preparing for less of a slowdown this year or none at all, he said.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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