WCBV Channel 5 Boston: The Necco plant in Revere is shutting its doors.
The NECCO plant in Revere, Massachusetts, was shut suddenly Tuesday by its owner, Round Hill Investments LLC, which is owned by billionaire C. Dean Metropolous. Round Hill Investments LLC bought NECCO (New England Confectionery Co.) out of bankruptcy in May 2018 for $17.3 million.
Over 200 workers have been laid off.
Round Hill Investments LLC is a subsidiary of Metropolous & Co. which is a major investor in a number of food and drink brands, including Aunt Jemima, Chef Boyardee, Ghirardelli Chocolate and Utz. Metropolous also bought Hostess Brands in 2013, and rescued Twinkies. Metropolous also once owned Pabst Brewing Comany, which was sold to Eugene Kashper, Chairman of Pabst. Metropolous also “flipped” Bumble Bee Tuna.
— CNNMoney (@CNNMoney) July 26, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 25, 2018
The Necco plant in Revere was abruptly shut down Tuesday after the entity that bought the company at bankruptcy auction in May announced it had sold Necco to another candy manufacturer. https://t.co/4NUpGwVFmL pic.twitter.com/takFapSoJU
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) July 24, 2018
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) July 25, 2018
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