EAGLE MOUNTAIN CITY, Utah – Tyson Fresh Meats, a unit of Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc., will build a new case-ready processing plant in Eagle Mountain City, Utah.

The case-ready plant will be located in the Pole Canyon development at the southwest end of Eagle Mountain City and is expected to open in 2021. Eagle Mountain City, population 40,000, sits between Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah.

The facility will process cuts of beef and pork into steaks, chops, roasts and grinds. Executives with Tyson currently are reviewing several potential sites in the Salt Lake City area. The plant is projected to create 800 jobs initially, then expand to 1,200 jobs within three years after opening. The project is expected to add an estimated $27 million in new state tax revenue over the next 10 years.

“We welcome Tyson Fresh Meats to Eagle Mountain,” Mayor Tom Westmoreland said. “This facility will provide jobs for our community, allowing people to work closer to home. It will also bring needed infrastructure, especially roads that will provide better east/west connection to the Cedar Valley. Tyson Foods is the second Fortune 100 company to invest in our city and we look forward to a great community partnership.”

To assist with the project, Eagle Mountain City and Alpine School District approved a Community Reinvestment Project Area for the plant. Other taxing entities will consider the project for approval at upcoming meetings. Tyson also will receive tax credits from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The company will earn a portion of the new state taxes they will pay over the next 10 years in the form of a post-performance Industrial Assistance Fund tax credit rebate for each year the company meets criteria established in its contract with the state of Utah.

“We’re grateful for the invitation to come to Eagle Mountain and Utah County,” said Nate Hodne, senior vice president and general manager of case-ready meats for Tyson Fresh Meats. “We’ve built some great relationships during the initial phases of this process, and we appreciate the strong support we’ve received from local leadership. Our team is excited to find upcoming opportunities to meet the people of Eagle Mountain and become a part of this vibrant community.”