SEGUIN, TEXAS — Tyson Foods Inc. confirmed plans to expand its Seguin poultry processing plant as part of a $58 million investment in the facility. The project will add approximately 40,000 square feet to the 109,000-square-foot plant and officials plan to install new processing equipment in the new space as part of the company’s growth plans as it continues to focus on supplying foodservice customers.
“We’re excited about the expansion project at Seguin which is part of our commitment to meet increasing customer and consumer demand for Tyson chicken, while delivering on our strategy of accelerating long-term growth,” said David Bray, group president of poultry at Tyson Foods.
Tyson acquired the facility as part of its $1.4 million acquisition of Memphis, Tenn.-based Holly Farms Corp. in 1989. The plant currently employs about 550 workers.
“Since 1989, Tyson has helped to create excellent employment opportunities for our residents, has served as a great community partner, and has helped to grow Seguin's economic base,” said Donna Dodgen, mayor of Seguin. “We are very excited by this announcement and look forward to continuing our long and mutually beneficial relationship.”