- Kraft Heinz is searching for a buyer of the Oscar Mayer plant
in Madison that’s slated to be closed by 2017.
Heinz spokesman Michael Mullen says the company is working with
Wisconsin officials to find a buyer to keep the site open.
says the company did not reach out with Wisconsin officials
prior to the closure decision because it was based on the need
to ‘‘reduce operational redundancies and eliminate
excess capacity’’ across the country.
Scott Walker said in a letter to a Democratic lawmaker Friday
that both Republicans and Democrats ‘‘need to work together
to help the workers and families being hurt by this corporate decision.’’
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says he hopes Kraft Heinz