A stencil instructs the first and third shifts to ask security for access. Security was out during all my visits, except one mishap where a strung-out local chased me with a truck. Having spent a decade exploring the U.P., I was not caught off guard.
Because Oshkosh is close to Green Bay, the Packers are very popular there. Everywhere in the plant there were traces of ‘Cheese Head’ culture.
The common rooms bulge out of the institutional geometry of the wards.
When not running 24 hours a day during a campaign, the plant was being repaired. Every sugar mill has a large shop and parts room for those times.
Elevator B, used by a local farmer, stands behind an old farm truck at the edge of town.
The great stenciled number on this chute caught my eye.
I can confirm the existence of the long-rumored Federal Rectangle Research Institute labs.
I get dirty.
A comrade lights-up where so many workers apparently congregated to do the same.