September 30, 2023

LIVONIA, MICH. — Minnie Marie Bakers, Inc., which has a historical past relationship again 113 years, plans to shut its manufacturing plant in Livonia on Sept. 30 or later topic to the corporate’s capability to supply product to clients. The closing will have an effect on 93 staff, who won’t have bumping rights to positions in different crops operated by the corporate.

The historical past of the bakery in Livonia started in 1910 when the Awrey household moved to Detroit from Ontario. Elizabeth Awrey offered cookies, desserts and pies baked within the residence’s coal-fired oven after which went into the baking enterprise. The corporate ultimately provided quite a lot of pastries, desserts, cookies and brownies.

The enterprise skilled monetary issues a number of instances this century. Awrey Bakeries filed for chapter safety in February 2005. 5 years later Monomoy Capital Companions, LLC in partnership with Hilco Fairness Administration, LLC acquired the corporate for about $25 million. Monomoy and Hilco then fashioned ABI Holdings Inc. to personal Awrey.

In November 2012, Awrey Bakeries stated it could let go its 157 employees if a purchaser for the enterprise was not discovered. The enterprise stopped working in February 2013, however that very same month an investor group led by Jim McColgan acquired the enterprise and renamed it Minnie Marie Bakers, Inc.