Tyson moves ahead with new plant in Arkansas
Aug. 30, 2016
by Joel Crews
Approximately 85 jobs are expected to be created by the new plant once it is fully operational. Plans are for the project to be completed by late 2017. While the current operation produces partially cooked chicken for foodservice and retail customers, the new facility will include additional production lines and equipment to increase capacity and efficiency by eliminating the need to ship products to other locations for further processing.
“This is the first new plant construction project Tyson Foods has proposed to build in a number of years and we’re hopeful we can partner with Carroll County and the AEDC to invest in our home state,” said Noel White, Tyson’s president of poultry when the project plans were announced.