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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Requests Meeting with Kraft Heinz CEO after Decision to Close Oscar Mayer Plant

Nov 6, 2015
Press Release

Madison, WI– U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) requested a meeting with the Kraft Heinz CEO after a confusing conversation with a Kraft Heinz representative in DC following the announcement. On Wednesday, Kraft Heinz announced it was shutting down the Oscar Mayer plant and headquarters, which has employed hundreds of Wisconsinites for nearly 100 years.

“Today, I requested a meeting with the Kraft Heinz CEO to discuss their decision to close the Oscar Mayer operations in Madison,” said Rep. Mark Pocan. “Workers and their families, along with members of the Dane County community were shocked by this loss. The intention of this meeting is to explain Oscar Mayer’s deep roots in the community and the devastating ripple effect this closure would have on our local economy.”

“We must seek answers from Kraft Heinz regarding unanswered questions we’ve heard from constituents,” continued Rep. Pocan. “I’ve requested a meeting as soon as possible in either of my Congressional offices, in DC or Madison, and have indicated I would be open to meeting at the Kraft Heinz corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. Time is of the essence to ensure workers, the Dane County community and other stakeholders are involved in decisions about the Oscar Mayer plant moving forward.”