Oscar Mayer Plant Closing
Kraft Heinz Food Co. announced Wednesday it will close seven plants in the U.S. and Canada. Will this include the flagship Oscar Mayer plant in nearby Madison Wisconsin?
The Oscar Mayer plant in nearby Madison, Wisconsin that has been around for nearly a century and currently employs about 1,000 people, will indeed close as part of business moves by the parent company.
According to WTMJ4 Milwaukee, Kraft Heinz senior vice president Michael Mullen said "The company plans next year to move Oscar Mayer and its U.S. meats business unit from Madison to the company's co-headquarters in Chicago. The move will centralize all of Kraft Heinz's U.S. business units to the company's co-headquarters of Chicago and Pittsburgh".
Other Oscar Mayer plants included in the closing will be in Fullerton, California; San Leandro, California; Federalsburg, Maryland; St. Marys, Ontario, Canada; Campbell, New York; and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
The process will slowly diminish employees and staff within the next two years.