Tyson Foods, the US firm predominantly active in the meat sector, is said to be investing $27 million to increase capacity at a factory in Caseyville, IL, USA that makes processed foods.
The investment will see 100 new jobs created and three new production lines added, enabling Tyson Foods to increase capacity by 16 million pounds (around 7,250 tonnes) per year.
The Landshire Sandwiches plant was acquired by Tyson Foods in 2017 as part of its acquisition of AdvancePierre Foods, the latter having bought the plant two years prior. Its product range is said to include tuna sandwiches, meat-and-cheese stuffed pretzels, and baked goods.
Tyson Foods said the new production lines, which are scheduled to open in March, formed part of a “strategic plan to increase efficiency and better support the plant’s production capabilities”.
Source: Northwest Arkensas Democrat Gazette / FoodBev