Tyson Foods has completed a $90 million expansion of its Forest, Mississippi, plant in a bid to boost its chicken production capacity.
The Forest facility added new automation technology for its chicken processing line, which gives the site an additional production capacity for its food service customers.
The plant currently employs around 1,250 workers but Tyson Foods says the expansion will create an additional 320 new jobs.
David Bray, group president of poultry for Tyson Foods, said: “We’re excited about the expansion project at Forest and our continued efforts to increase our automation footprint. This project demonstrates our ability to execute a product mix change that translates into less intensive labour for team members while creating more jobs at a competitive pay structure. It’s a win-win to support the long-term growth of the Forest community and our operations.”
The poultry processing facility currently has a local economic impact of $58 million annually.
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