ATLANTA — Tyson Foods Inc. and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Sept. 17 an expansion of the existing Tyson facility in Camilla, Georgia, which created 100 new jobs. The total investment was $34.2 million.

“Georgia’s existing industries are a vital component for job growth in every corner of the state,” Kemp said. “We are grateful that Tyson Foods is continuing their investment in the State of Georgia and excited for the new opportunities that this expansion will create for Mitchell County and the region.”

Construction recently completed the 35,000-sq.-ft. expansion. Tyson hired additional team members after a new “mega line” was added to the facility. The company was also pleased with the decision to extend their long-term partnership with Georgia and Mitchell County.

“This project is great news for our plant, our community, and our customers,” said Eddie Chancellor, vice president of operations at Tyson Foods. “We are committed to the community of Camilla and are pleased to add 100 new jobs with this expansion, while also meeting the growing demand for our products.”

The Georgia Dept. of Economic Development (GDEcD) worked with its Global Commerce Division in partnership with the Mitchell County Development Authority to finalize the expansion.

“Tyson Foods has been a great partner for the State of Georgia, and I am excited that they are expanding their footprint in Mitchell County,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “I have no doubt that Tyson will see great success as this new expansion begins operations.”