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Tyson Foods: New facility in Tennessee to create 1500 jobs; Kansas plans 'on hold'

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. – Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company said Monday.

The new plant in Humboldt, about 85 miles northeast of Memphis, will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for retail grocery stores nationwide, the Springdale, Arkansas-based company said in a statement before a news conference.

The announcement marks the second major economic development project Tyson has begun this year in Tennessee.

We look forward to continuing to work with Tyson Foods as they further evaluate expansion of their poultry business unit growth opportunities in Kansas.”

Worth Sparkman, Tyson spokesperson, told KSN, “Our plans for a chicken complex in Kansas remain on hold while we move forward in Tennessee.


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