The Oscar Mayer plant came to Madison in 1919 and became a fixture of the Northside, employing thousands of workers over the years. In 2015, owner Kraft Heinz announced that the Madison plant would be closing and the headquarters moved to Chicago. The factory closed in June 2017, and Reich Brothers Holdings purchased the property […]
(WORT) — This week we cover the finger pointing over Oscar Mayer leaving Madison, tenure trouble at the University of Wisconsin, the loss of the state’s only nude beach, and Elizabeth DiNovella puts Bo Ryan in the penalty box.
(WORT) — This week we cover the future of the Oscar Mayer site, intolerance on the UW-Madison campus, and interview author Jon Ronson on his latest book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.
Around 60 people gathered on Madison’s north side Wednesday night to share their ideas about how the city could help breath new life into the sprawling Oscar Mayer facility once Kraft Heinz leaves the area this year. Darien Lamen reports.
On November 4th, the Kraft-Heinz corporation announced it will shutter Madison’s Oscar Mayer meat plant, killing 1,000 Madison-area jobs. Kraft-Heinz, a conglomerate financed by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway and the Brazilian 3G Corporation, will close the 100-year old Madison headquarters and packing facility in stages over the next two years, moving operations to a new […]
(WORT) — Unless Kraft Heinz reverses their decision, it appears that Oscar Mayer will be leaving town after nearly a century in Madison. But how did the famed hot dog maker ever make it to Wisconsin’s Capitol City? Here’s the Madison History Podcast with Stu Levitan.