Tyson Foods is investing $180 million to expand its Caseyville, Illinois, plant by 170,000 square feet. The expansion will also create more than 250 new jobs.
The expansion, which will see the introduction of seven new production lines, will help Tyson increase on-site automation and meet consumers’ growing demand for its prepared foods brands, such as Hillshire Farm and Jimmy Dean. It will also allow for greater production of on-the-go snacking and breakfast offerings.
Noelle O’Mara, group president, prepared foods at Tyson, said: “We’re thrilled to celebrate the expansion of our Caseyville prepared foods plant, creating new job opportunities for those in the community and keeping ease and efficiency in mind for our current team members. With automated warehousing and robotics at the heart of the project, we’re looking forward to its full completion.”
Tyson says the first line is expected to begin production this fall, with the expansion set to be completed in the summer of 2023.
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