Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest meat firms, has announced an investment of $300 million to construct a new plant in Virginia.
According to a company statement, the project is part of Tyson Foods’ commitment to meet increasing demand and deliver on its strategy of accelerating long-term growth.
The 325,000 sq ft facility, which is expected to be up and running by spring of 2023, will create around 400 new jobs and will produce fully-cooked Tyson branded chicken products, including Any’tizer Snacks and Chicken Nuggets.
“As consumers actively look to add more protein to their diets, Tyson is uniquely positioned as a category leader to meet that growing demand”, said Noelle O’Mara, president, Prepared Foods for Tyson Foods. “Our continued focus on consumer driven innovation will accelerate this momentum and our investment in Danville-Pittsylvania County will help drive the long-term growth of the iconic Tyson brand”.