SPRINGDALE, ARK. — Tyson Foods, Inc. plans to invest $84 million in a 25,000-square-foot expansion at its poultry plant in Union City, Tenn. The project is expected to begin this fall and be completed by the middle of 2019.
Plans for the plant, which manufactures partially fried chicken products for food service customers, include increasing the current harvesting area and adding processing lines. The construction project will create approximately 300 jobs.
Expanding capacity at the facility will require the addition of approximately 200 more broiler chicken houses in the area to support the added production, the company said. Tyson also plans to bolster its supply chain, including expansions at the hatchery, feed mill and transportation systems required to support the additional capacity.
Operations at the Union City facility, which employs 1,000 workers, began 20 years ago. Tyson also operates facilities in Goodlettsville, Newbern and Shelbyville, Tenn.
|Doug Ramsey, group president of poultry at Tyson Foods