Tyson Foods to expand Pa. distribution center

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The company says the project and plant will be a $59.7 million investment.
 
POTTSVILLE, Pa. – A Tyson Foods Inc. distribution center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, will undergo a $59.7 million expansion. The company announced plans to build a 164,000 sq.-ft. addition to the existing facility with the goal of improving efficiency and aiding Tyson’s plans for growth.

In support of the project, Tyson received a funding proposal from the Dept. of Community and Economic Development that includes a $46,400 WEDnet grant and $228,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of new jobs. Tyson expects the project will add 114 jobs bringing total employment at the facility to roughly 220.

“This expansion will allow us to better service our customers and ship our complete portfolio of protein-packed brands from one distribution center. New technology will also improve team member safety while reducing our carbon footprint,” said Gregg Uecker, senior vice president of network planning and integration. “We thank the Department of Community and Economic Development for their help on this project and continued support of our efforts to grow in the community.”

The center currently serves retail and foodservice customers in the Northeast, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said “The company is investing heavily in its future in Pennsylvania with its own $59.7 million capital investment. The I-81 corridor has become an extremely attractive location for food processors, and I applaud Tyson Foods for choosing to grow right here in Pennsylvania.”

 

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