Tyson Foods has announced that it will invest $355 million to build a 400,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, US.
The facility will produce Jimmy Dean and Wright Brand bacon products and is expected to create 450 full-time jobs. According to Kentucky’s governor, Andy Beshear, this is “one of the largest investments in Warren County’s history”.
Tyson Foods currently employs over 3,900 people throughout Kentucky and has prepared foods operations in Claryville and poultry operations in Albany and Robards.
Tyson Foods’ group president for prepared foods, Noelle O’Mara, added: “We are excited to be a part of the Warren County and Kentucky communities that will help us continue to provide the iconic Wright Brand and Jimmy Dean products our consumers and customers desire. As people actively look to add more protein to their diets, Tyson is uniquely positioned as a category leader to meet that growing demand.”
The company’s investment adds to Kentucky’s food, beverage and agritech sector, which includes more than 350 facilities and employs over 52,000 people.
The plant is scheduled to open in late 2023.
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