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End of an era: Madison's Oscar Mayer plant closing after nearly 100 years

End of an era: Madison's Oscar Mayer plant closing after nearly 100 years

Madison's Oscar Mayer plant — a fixture on the East Side for nearly 100 years — will close and its headquarters will move to Chicago, putting 1,000 employees out of work, parent company Kraft Heinz announced on in 2015.

The loss of one of Madison's signature companies is part of a plan by parent company Kraft Heinz to close seven factories in the U.S. and Canada, four months after the two food giants merged.

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