Thursday, November 05, 2015

Kraft Heinz to shut 7 plants, including Wisconsin Oscar Mayer plant

Kraft Heinz told employees on Wednesday it plans to shut seven manufacturing facilities over the next one to two years, eliminating 2,600 jobs, including an Oscar Mayer plant in Madison, Wis., Michael Mullen, senior vice president corporate and government affairs, said in an emailed statement. The Oscar Mayer plant employs about 1,250 workers. “Additionally, Kraft Heinz is announcing that in 2016 we will move Oscar Mayer and our U.S. Meats Business Unit from Madison, Wis., to our co-headquarters in Chicago. The move will bring 250 jobs to the Chicago area,” Mullen said. “Members of the Oscar Mayer and U.S. Meats Business Unit will have the opportunity to move with the business to Chicago. The move centralizes all our U.S. Business Units to our co-headquarters of Chicago and Pittsburgh, which will drive increased collaboration and efficiency.” The seven Kraft Heinz North American manufacturing facilities that will close include plants in Fullerton and San Leandro, Calif., Federalsburg, Md., St. Marys, Ontario, Canada; Campbell, N.Y., Lehigh Valley, Penn. and Madison, Wis...more (registration)

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