SAN FRANCISCO — Rabin Worldwide announces that substantially all of the assets of Awrey Bakeries have been sold by the company’s secured lender under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. As a result of this sale, the two-day auction planned for today and Thursday in Livonia will not take place.
“We were notified of a last-minute purchase offer submitted directly to Awrey, which caught us all by surprise. Working with our partners Union Confectionery Machinery and Loeb Winternitz Industrial Auctioneers, we continued to prepare for the auction, while allowing negotiations between Awrey and their potential buyer to move forward,” said Richard Reese, president/CEO of Rabin Worldwide. “We extend our sincere apologies to all potential buyers for the late notice of the auction cancellation. Fortunately, with a sale of the complete facility, the buyer of Awrey Bakeries’ assets will continue operations at the Livonia facility. The sale will have broad benefits to the city of Livonia.”
Shira Weissman, General Counsel of Rabin, said, “We always strive to give our customers advance notice of any changes to the auction process and rarely does the sale of a complete factory happen this close to a scheduled auction. We truly regret any inconvenience the cancellation may have caused to those who planned to participate in the auction sale. Ultimately, the sale is in the best interest of our client and certainly gives hope for the community of Livonia, Michigan.”
Awrey Bakeries was founded in 1910 and was one of the largest privately owned bakeries in the U.S. The facility produced fresh and frozen pastries, breads, cakes, donuts, biscuits, and muffins.