26 Aug 2021

Tyson Foods to build a new poultry plant in Virginia



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Tyson Foods, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. has informed today that will build a new fully-cooked plant in Danville, Virginia. The facility, which will require an investment of $300 million will generate around 400 jobs and is expected to begin production in the spring of 2023. Company officials have expressed that this plant is part of the company’s commitment to meet increasing demand and deliver on its strategy of accelerating long-term growth.

 

“As consumers actively look to add more protein to their diets, Tyson is uniquely positioned as a category leader to meet that growing demand,” said Noelle O’Mara, President, Prepared Foods for Tyson Foods. “Our continued focus on consumer driven innovation will accelerate this momentum and our investment in Danville-Pittsylvania County will help drive the long-term growth of the iconic Tyson brand.”

This new facility will also benefit Virginia poultry producers due to the commitment of the company to purchase 60 million pounds of Virginia-grown chicken over the next three years. The company has defined the new plant as a “325,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility” that will be focused on the production of Tyson branded products, including Any’tizer Snacks and Chicken Nuggets.

The governor of the state of Virginia, Ralph Northam has expressed




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