Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest meat firms, announced the investment of $48 million in the expansion of a poultry facility in Arkansas.
According to company’s press release, the investment will add extra capacity to the plant’s fully cooked processing lines and will add automated processes to product packing lines.
The Pine Bluff facility and related operations were built by Tyson Foods in 1991, produce fully cooked chicken products for food service and retail customers, employing over 1,100 people.
“The demand for convenient, high-quality chicken products continues to grow and we’re investing in projects that meet the needs of our customers and consumers,” said Donnie King, chief operating officer and group president, poultry for Tyson Foods.
The project will create 70 new jobs and it is expected to be complete by late 2021.
Source: Tyson Press Release