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Tyson Foods Expanding US Operations

02 July 2015

US - Large US poultry processor Tyson Foods is expanding its operations in the country, hiring additional workers and improving facilities.

The company's poultry plant in Robards, Kentucky will be hiring about 90 additional workers as a result of an investment the company is making at the facility, as well as spending $8 million to install a new freezer and additional work stations.

“The expansion of the Robards facility is good news for our workforce and our economy. I look forward to the company’s success in our region well into the future,” State Senator Dorsey Ridley said.

“This investment will help us meet growing demand for our products,” said Noel White, president of poultry for Tyson Foods. “We’re very proud of our team members in Robards and are pleased to bring additional jobs to the community.”

To assist with the expansion, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) is providing qualified job tax credits for new capital investment through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

“We’re grateful to KEDFA and everything it has done to make this project possible,” Mr White said. “We appreciate doing business in Kentucky and are glad we can invest in our Robards plant.”

The facility currently employs about 1,200 people, generating an annual payroll of more than $38 million. 

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