Tyson Announces $13.5M Kentucky Chicken Plant Expansion

December 20, 2016

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Tyson Announces $13.5M Kentucky Chicken Plant Expansion
Workers handling chicken at a Tyson Foods plant. Image courtesy of Tyson Foods Inc.

Tyson Foods Inc. subsidiary Tyson Chicken Inc. plans to initiate a $13.5 million expansion of a chicken processing plant in Robards, KY that will add 66 jobs to the site’s payrolls, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announced Tuesday in a press release, according to several local media reports.

“Tyson is once again proving its strong commitment to Kentucky’s economy. The jobs created by this investment from one of the most recognized names in protein production will further strengthen Kentucky’s thriving food and beverage industry,” said Gov. Bevin in a statement, local NBC television news affiliate WFIE reported.

The plant’s thigh-deboning capacity will double with the expansion, a freezer on the production line is slated for replacement, and 24 trimming stations will be added. Expanding the production capacity of the facility will create new jobs, according to Tyson, including packers, mechanics, supervisors, and quality assurance technicians.

In June 2015, Tyson Foods kicked off a $8.2 million expansion project at the facility in Kentucky that added processing stations and created 91 jobs. Tyson Chicken has operated a plant at the site since 1995 and produces quick-frozen chicken products.

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