Tyson Foods has announced a major investment at its Vicksburg facility.
Tyson is investing $61 million in its Vicksburg poultry plant which produces fully-cooked chicken products for foodservice and retail customers. The expansion will increase production capacity of chicken products for foodservice customers such as restaurants and schools.
“The demand for convenient, high-quality chicken products continues to grow and there is no brand more trusted than Tyson – we are pleased to invest in our business as we invest in the great state of Mississippi.” David Bray, Group President of Poultry for Tyson Foods, said.
The expansion will also create 50 new jobs. Tyson recently raised total compensation for team members, including raising hourly wages at the facility to at least $15 an hour. The Vicksburg facility employs approximately 500 people and paid more than $17 million in wages during its 2020 fiscal year. The facility has a local economic impact of $58 million annually.
“We are proud to see Tyson Foods grow and expand in our community. This is a great company that is known in our region for their focus on taking care of their team members. We congratulate them on their latest expansion and look forward to supporting their needs in the future,” Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs said.
The expansion is expected to be complete by next summer. The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for infrastructure improvements. Warren County and Entergy Mississippi are also assisting with the project.
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