American food company Tyson Foods recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its future poultry processing plant in Humboldt, TN to mark the beginning of construction on the project, the firm announced in a May 30 press release.
The $300 million facility, set to be located at the Gibson County Industrial Park, is projected to generate some 1500 new jobs when operations commence in late 2019. About 1.25 million birds will be processed at the site per week, boosting Tyson’s poultry capacity.
“The company’s decision to bring 1500 new jobs will have an incredible effect on the local economy,” U.S. Representative David Kustoff (R-TN) said in a statement. “I thank Tyson Foods president and CEO, Tom Hayes, and the entire Tyson Foods team for continuing to invest in the great citizens and communities of West Tennessee.”
Tyson also recently said it plans to invest $84 million to expand its facility in Union City, TN, adding 300 new jobs to the site’s present headcount of 1000 workers.