Tyson Foods invests $90 mln in Mississippi poultry plant

The Forest facility processes fresh chicken products
calendar icon 18 July 2022
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Tyson Foods completed a $90 million expansion to its Forest processing plant in Mississippi, an expansion that the company says will create 320 jobs.

Tyson Foods’ Forest facility processes fresh chicken products for foodservice and retail customers. The expansion adds automation technology to parts of this facility's chicken processing line, adding new production capacity for its foodservice customers. The automation process tackles the more labour-intensive aspects while improving product yield and competitive pricing. The introduction of this new, innovative technology is balanced with the creation of new jobs to execute the new product mix.

"We're excited about the expansion project at Forest and our continued efforts to increase our automation footprint," said David Bray, Group President of Poultry for Tyson Foods. "This project demonstrates our ability to execute a product mix change that translates into less intensive labour for team members while creating more jobs at a competitive pay structure. It's a win-win to support the long-term growth of the Forest community and our operations."

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