ENID, O.K. — Tyson Foods Inc. confirmed the company is expanding its operations in Enid, Oklahoma, by reopening a former AdvancePierre facility.
Tyson said that 14 new jobs will be created when the plant restarts with the potential to add more jobs when the plant is at full production.
“As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to meet growing demand for its products and maximize efficiencies, the Tyson Foods facility on Pine Street in Enid, Oklahoma, is undergoing improvements,” said Tyson spokesman Derek Burleson.
The reopened plant will produce ingredients for the company’s prepared foods division.
Previously the plant was closed in April 2017 and 41 workers moved to another AdvancePierre facility across town. Later that month, Tyson announced that it was acquiring AdvancePierre for $4.3 billion.
Tyson currently employs 1,451 people at its Enid plants and 3,500 in Oklahoma.
“The infrastructure, location and availability of qualified workforce make the facility ideal for this project,” Burleson said of Enid.