Tyson Foods has announced that it is investing $26 million to expand production at its Wright Brand bacon facility in Vernon, Texas.
The expansion project – which is scheduled for completion by March this year – is expected to create 32 new jobs, bringing the plant’s workforce to more than 800.
The Wright Brand has reportedly increased volume by 29% since 2017, surpassing bacon category growth during the same period. The expansion is expected to satisfy current demand and allow room for additional growth.
“We’re pleased we can continue to build on the proud heritage of this iconic and delicious brand,” said Noelle O’Mara, group president of prepared foods for Tyson Foods.
“More importantly, we’ve had a strong presence in Vernon for nearly 100 years as one of the largest employers. It’s an honour to continue that long history by adding new jobs in the local community.”
Last year, Tyson Foods announced that it had invested $27 million to upgrade its prepared foods production site in Caseyville, Illinois.
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