Tyson Foods will invest $59 million to expand its distribution centre in the US state of Georgia, in a bid to add jobs, improve efficiency and support the company’s growth.
The project, which will begin this summer, includes a 152,000-square foot addition to the existing facility. The distribution centre in Macon currently serves retail and foodservice customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.
The company aims for the project to be completed in late 2018, adding more than 100 jobs and bringing total employment at the distribution centre to almost 240.
Senior vice president of network planning and integration at Tyson Foods Gregg Uecker said: “This expansion will allow us to ship our complete portfolio of protein-packed brands to customers from one distribution centre, while also improving team member safety and reducing our carbon footprint.
“It’s great news for our customers, our community, our team members and our environment.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development commissioner Pat Wilson said: “Not only is this announcement a win for Macon, but for the entire state. The growth of our existing industries is critically important to our state’s overall economic well-being.
“I am confident that Tyson Foods will not only meet, but exceed the needs of their customers with this expansion.”
Tyson Foods supplies customers in 115 countries and employs 114,000 staff around the world. Earlier this year the American company acquired AdvancePierre Foods for $4.2 billion to expand its portfolio of prepared foods.
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