WATERLOO, IOWA —Tyson Fresh Meats, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., has announced plans to expand a pork processing plant in Waterloo as part of a $28 million project that is expected to create approximately 245 new jobs.
|Shane Miller, senior vice-president of Tyson Fresh Meats’ pork division|
“The expansion of our Waterloo pork complex is great news for our plant, our community and our customers,” said Shane Miller, senior vice-president of Tyson Fresh Meats’ pork division.The project will add more than 56,000 square feet to the nearly 540,000-square-foot plant, according to a Sept. 22 report from the Cedar Valley Business Monthly. Tyson received approximately $2 million in tax credits approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority to be divided between equipment costs and equipment investments, according to the report, in addition to $396,000 in sales and tax refunds as part of the project. The addition would bring employment at the plant to nearly 3,150 people including about 225 new production jobs, 8 management jobs and 2 support positions.