A Tyson Foods distribution center in Pottsville, PA will create 114 jobs and add 160,000 sq ft to the facility’s footprint under a $59.7 million investment project announced by the Springdale, AK-based international food firm on Thursday.
“This expansion will allow us to better service our customers and ship our complete portfolio of protein-packed brands from one distribution center. New technology will also improve team member safety while reducing our carbon footprint,” Gregg Uecker, senior vice president of network planning and integration at Tyson, said in a company press release
Slated for completion in late 2018, from the Department of Community and Economic Development approved a $46,400 grant for the project and $228,000 in job creation tax credits, according to the release. The Pottsville facility provides goods to foodservice and retailer customers in New England and Mid-Atlantic region states.
“I’m proud that Tyson Foods will expand and create 114 family-sustaining jobs in Schuykill County,” Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said in the company’s release. “The company is investing heavily in its future in Pennsylvania with its own $59.7 million capital investment. The I-81 corridor has become an extremely attractive location for food processors.”