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Tyson Foods has announced that it will invest $300 million to construct a new fully-cooked facility in Danville, Virginia.
The project aims to accelerate brand growth and is part of the company’s commitment to meet the increasing demand for its products.
“As consumers actively look to add more protein to their diets, Tyson is uniquely positioned as a category leader to meet that growing demand,” said Noelle O’Mara, president, Prepared Foods at Tyson. “Our continued focus on consumer-driven innovation will accelerate this momentum and our investment in Danville-Pittsylvania County will help drive the long-term growth of the iconic Tyson brand.”
The 325,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility will primarily focus on the production of fully-cooked Tyson branded chicken products, including Any’tizer Snacks and Chicken Nuggets.
Tyson has also pledged to buy 60 million pounds of Virginia-grown chicken over the next three years.
“When corporate partners reinvest in the Commonwealth, it is a strong endorsement of the many attributes that make Virginia the best state for business,” said Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. “Tyson Foods has been a major employer in Virginia for more than five decades and continues its growth trajectory with this new operation in Danville-Pittsylvania County, creating hundreds of quality jobs for the citizens of Southern Virginia. We look forward to many years of success.”
“Our company has been successfully working in the Commonwealth of Virginia for decades,” said David Bray, group president of Poultry for Tyson. “We’re thankful for the invitation to become a part of the Danville and Pittsylvania County communities, the support from both state and local leaders, and the presence of such a strong workforce in the region.”
Tyson Foods says that the new facility will provide nearly 400 jobs when production begins in spring 2023.
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