USA – American multinational meat processing company , Tyson Foods Inc. Is planning to inject US$58 million into its Seguin poultry processing plant amid surging demand for poultry in Texas.  

The project will add approximately 40,000 square feet to the 109,000-square-foot plant, Tyson Foods said in a statement. 

The additional space will enable the meat processor to install new processing equipment even 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. 

Meanwhile, the company broke ground on a new 325,000-square-foot poultry processing facility near Danville, Virginia.  

The company plans to invest US$300 million in the project that will serve as a production plant for fully cooked Tyson branded chicken products. 

“We’ve worked successfully in the Commonwealth of Virginia for decades and are investing in a new facility here because our customers and consumers continue to want more high-quality Tyson brand chicken in their stores, homes, and restaurants,” said David Bray, group president of poultry for Tyson Foods.  

“We’re thankful for the invitation to become a part of the Danville and Pittsylvania County communities, the support from both state and local leaders, and the presence of such a strong workforce in the region.” 

Tyson expects the facility to be operational by early 2023 and projects that about 376 jobs will be created once the facility is fully operational. 

To make the project a success, the company will receive grants from Virginia’s Opportunity Fund, the Virginia Investment Performance Grant, and the Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund.  

It is also eligible to receive other assistance from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program and the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program. 

Earlier this month, Tyson announced that it will invest US$61 million in expanding its Vicksburg Mississippi plant, creating about 50 jobs in the process. 

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