Sara Lee, Dawn Food closing plants
Dawn Food Products, Jackson, Mich., expects in March to close three bakeries in Modesto, Calif., according to a report in the Modesto (Calif.) Bee. The newspaper said the facilities -- previously owned by Bunge Foods -- employ about 265 workers. They produce frozen cakes, cake mixes and dry-mix bakery products. Dawn officials told the paper the closures are part of a plan for "enhancing manufacturing operations and increasing efficiency."