Tyson Foods is investing $208 million in a new facility in Hanceville, Alabama, adjacent to the company’s former rendering plant, which was destroyed in a fire last year.
The new 121,000-square-foot rendering facility will serve many of the state’s poultry processors, as well as others in neighbouring states.
The rendering process helps reduce waste by breaking down and cooking the parts of the chicken people do not eat into usable proteins and fats. Tyson says this process helps maximise food production while decreasing the use of energy and inputs.
Jason Spann, complex manager at the Hanceville Tyson Foods facility, commented: “This investment signals our continued support to the agricultural industry and jobs in Alabama, and we look forward to a renewed relationship with the Hanceville community and its leaders”.
Tyson Foods plans to retain the 124 employees who worked at the previous Hanceville plant throughout the two-year construction period.
The facility is expected to be completed in mid-2023.
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