Tyson Foods breaks ground on Caseyville prepared foods facility expansion
“We’re thrilled to celebrate the expansion of our Caseyville prepared foods plant, creating new job opportunities for those in the community and keeping ease and efficiency in mind for our current team members,” said Noelle O’Mara, Group President, Prepared Foods, Tyson Foods. “With automated warehousing and robotics at the heart of the project, we’re looking forward to its full completion.
The project will be completed in phases with the majority of work being complete by summer 2023. The Caseyville plant currently produces Hillshire Farm® and Jimmy Dean® products and the 170,000 square foot expansion will specifically allow a larger production of grab-n-go snacking and breakfast items.
The groundbreaking ceremony brought together representatives from Tyson Foods leadership, the City of Caseyville and the state, including Governor J.B. Pritzker.
“I am thrilled to celebrate the expansion of Tyson Foods’ Caseyville facility thanks to our EDGE credit program,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Tyson will be expanding their regional footprint by 170,000 square feet and over 250 new jobs with a total investment of $180 million in this community. Tyson’s decision to expand in Illinois speaks to our strengths in manufacturing, our world-class infrastructure, and our abundant — and highly talented — workforce.”
The Caseyville facility employs 293 team members and paid more than $10 million in wages during its 2021 fiscal year. This builds on a significant economic impact generated with over $933 million in the state of Illinois. Tyson Foods recently raised total compensation for team members, including raising hourly wages at the facility to at least $21 an hour.
Thus, of the 20 countries to which Spain exports the largest volume of pork, 18 of them have grow...
With funding under the AgriAssurance Program, the organizations will draw on new research to upda...