Bimbo Bakeries USA to Close Aging Albuquerque, New Mexico, Facility

Jan. 18, 2024
The plant has experienced a volume loss recently and will be shuttered by mid-April of this year, the company told a local news outlet.

Bimbo Bakeries USA has announced it will close its Albuquerque, N.M., bakery by mid-April 2024, according to a local news report. The company sent a statement to the news outlet, saying the plant has 149 workers currently, and that production of the bread and buns would be shifted to other plants in the Bimbo Bakeries USA network.

Bimbo Bakeries said the facility had experienced a recent volume loss and had aged to the point of being unable to keep up with the company’s growth plans.

At the time the story was published, the report noted that the company had yet to meet with the employees and union representatives to discuss severance and the availability of resources to help them through the transition.

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Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.