Tyson Foods, the leading US meat firm, has announced the opening of a $355 million facility in Bowling Green, KY to support the expansion of its bacon production capabilities.
The 400,000 sq ft factory is expected to manufacture 2 million pounds of Jimmy Dean and Wright Brand bacon products for retail and food service every week.
Commenting on the move, Tyson Foods president and CEO Donnie King said: “Our innovative new plant in Bowling Green reflects a major investment that we are proud to make in southcentral Kentucky. This enables us to focus on the health and safety of our team members while also delivering best in class service for our customers”.
The new plant will reportedly generate around 450 new jobs.
Source: Tyson Foods