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Drake Bakery (former)

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Drake Bakery (former)
Drake Bakery (former)
A pioneer in mass-produced baked goods
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Begun in 1896 in Brooklyn, Drake Bakery, Inc., was a family-owned factory that pioneered in the mass-production of wholesale cakes and individually wrapped slices. With a need to expand, modernize and lower costs, the bakery relocated to New Jersey in 1980 as part of the de-industrialization affecting many cities in the Northeastern U.S. at the time. The Brooklyn Drake workers protested the move and organized themselves, winning the right to keep their jobs at the new location and securing bus transportation to the new plant in New Jersey.

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