Tyson closing York, Neb. plant
April 21, 2008
by Bryan Salvage
SPRINGDALE, ARK. ― Tyson Foods Inc. is ending meat production at its York, Neb. plant on or before June 17 and shifting operations to another facility. The closing is part of Tyson’s plan to consolidate
some of its prepared foods business as part of an ongoing effort to improve production efficiency, company officials said April 18.
"Given the dynamics of the meat business, we must continually pursue ways to operate more efficiently," said Roy Slaughter, vice-president of poultry and prepared foods operations for Tyson. "After careful consideration, we have decided it will be more efficient for another, larger operation to absorb the work done at York."
The York plant processes uncooked meats such as flat iron steak and the Shaved Steak brand, as well as other sliced beef and pork items for various retail and food service customers.
The York facility was originally built as a pork slaughter plant in 1952. It has since been remodeled and operated by numerous companies over the years including IBP inc., which Tyson Foods acquired in 2001.