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Interstate Bakeries to close Florence, South Carolina bakery

December 10, 2004
Interstate Bakeries Corporation announced plans to close its bakery in Florence, South Carolina, PRNewswire reports. The 85-year-old facility makes bread and rolls, sold under several IBC brand names, including Wonder and Merita. Production capacity at the Florence bakery will be transferred to IBC bakeries in Charlotte and Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Distribution of IBC products to food stores in the South Carolina Area will be unaffected by the closure. The closing, scheduled for February 6, 2005, will affect approximately 200 employees.