Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tyson Foods invests in new Virginia cooking plant

Tyson Foods will invest $300 million to build a new, fully-cooked plant in Danville, Virginia, company officials announced today.

The project is part of the company’s commitment to meet increasing demand and deliver on its strategy of accelerating long-term growth. The new facility is expected to create nearly 400 jobs when production begins in the spring of 2023.

“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.”

The company will construct a 325,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, primarily for the production of premium quality, fully-cooked Tyson branded chicken products, including Any’tizer Snacks and Chicken Nuggets.

The company has committed to purchase 60 million pounds of Virginia-grown chicken over the next three years.

The facility will be built in Cane Creek Centre, an industrial park jointly owned by the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County.

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