Tyson Fresh Meats, a subsidiary of meat firm Tyson Foods, is investing almost $300 million to build a new meat production plant in Utah, USA, according to media reports.
The new unit, which is to be built in the Salt Lake City area, will reportedly be a 400,000-square-foot case-ready plant which will take large cuts of beef and pork and convert them into steaks, chops, roasts and ground meat for sale in grocery stores.
Tyson Fresh Meats already operates similar plants in Iowa, Tennessee and Texas.
Commenting on the move, Tyson Fresh Meats senior president Nate Hodne said: “We’re excited about building a new food plant in Utah and appreciate the state’s support and the exceptional people we’ve met. We believe Utah is a great location because of the availability of labour and property and the access to highways and rail. Once built, the new facility will help us meet growing demand for case-ready meat in the western US”.
Source: Food Business News