RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Three Hostess employees in Riverton have lost their jobs as the troubled company winds down its operations.

A delivery driver told the Associated Press that Hostess' Riverton distribution center closed Nov. 16 after its final delivery. The center delivered about four semi-trailers of Hostess products each week.

Hostess distribution centers in Casper and Gillette have also closed.

Last week, a bankruptcy judge cleared the way for the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread to shut down its business and sell its assets to the highest bidder. There had been a last-ditch effort to end a strike with a bakers union but Hostess lawyers said they needed to begin the liquidation process quickly to take advantage of a surge in outside interest in its brands.