Tyson Foods Celebrates $83M Expansion

The expansion will allow the meat company to meet high customer demand for its Hillshire Farm brand products.

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Tyson cocktail sausages expansion
Tyson Foods spent $83 million to expand a plant in Claryville, KY, for its Hillshire Brand cocktail sausage manufacturing.Image courtesy of Difydave / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Tyson Foods Claryville, KY, facility celebrated its newly expanded cocktail sausage manufacturing capacity, which allows the company to meet high customer demand for its Hillshire Farm brand products. 

This $83 million expansion will add 15,000 sq ft to its 342,000-sq-ft facility and state-of-the-art equipment to increase production by 50% to better serve customers.

Hillshire Farm Snacking! sales are up more than 11% over the last year. The brand's deli meats retail dollar sales are up double digits, supported by the “Oh, Hill Yeah!” campaign that recently debuted nationwide across TV, print, social media, and online, where consumers can view exclusive Hillshire Farm brand content and mouthwatering recipes.

There are two plants in Claryville, which currently produce 130 million pounds of hot dogs, sliced meats, and 70% of the world’s cocktail sausages, making Claryville the “Cocktail Sausage Capital of the World.”

The facility employs more than 750 team members and produces more than 120 million pounds of protein yearly. The Claryville plant has been operating since 1984 and producing cocktail sausages since 1991.

So far this year, Tyson has come under fire for closing two poultry plants, in Arkansas and Virginia, as well as laying off 10% of its corporate employees and 15% of its senior level workers. 

The company was recently sued by current and former employees and employees' families, of which the meat company won the suit.  

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