US multinational food firm Tyson Foods has announced that the expansion of its Forest, Mississippi plant is now complete.
According to sources, the facility’s expansion covers the chicken-related production capacity due to the increase in demand for protein. The expansion provides new automation technology and capacity designed for higher efficiency processing of chickens for both food service and retail.
The expansion was implemented amidst Tyson Foods’s supply issues in order to mitigate the supply difficulties and to increase the plant’s total output of products.
Tyson Foods group president of poultry, David Bray, said: “This project demonstrates our ability to execute a product mix change that translates into less intensive labor for team members while creating more jobs at a competitive pay structure, it’s a win-win to support the long-term growth of the Forest community and our operations”.
The project represented an investment of $90 million.
Sources: Food Business News / Food Dive