MADISON — Madison's Oscar Mayer
plant is now slated to close by March 2017, ending nearly 100
years as a part of the city.
Parent company Kraft Heinz Food Co.
announced the impending closure in November, along with the
closure of six other plants, as part of a plan to save $1.5
billion in costs.
According to a notice from Kraft
Heinz to Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development released
Tuesday, the closure will occur in phases beginning at the end of
June and continuing through the first quarter of 2017.
The notice says about 46 salaried
employees and about 515 hourly union employees will lose their
jobs. In November, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said another 300
corporate workers would be offered jobs at the Chicago