Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest meat firms, announced the investment of $300 million in the construction of a new plant in Virginia.
According to Tyson’s statement, the project is part of the company’s commitment to meet increasing demand and deliver on its strategy of accelerating long-term growth.
The 325,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, which is expected to be up and running by spring of 2023, will create around 400 new jobs and will hold the production of premium quality, 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”.