Tyson Foods invests $ 355 million in a bacon factory in Kentucky
The factory will produce Jimmy Dean and Wright Brand's bacon-based products and is expected to create 450 full-time jobs. According to Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, it is "one of the largest investments in Warren County history".
Tyson Foods currently employs more than 3,900 people across Kentucky and has operations in Claryville, Albany and Robards.
Noelle O’Mara, group president of prepared foods for Tyson Foods, said in a statement "we are excited to be a part of the Warren County and Kentucky communities that will help us continue to provide the iconic Wright Brand and Jimmy Dean products our consumers and customers desire,”
"As people actively look to add more protein to their diets, Tyson is uniquely positioned as a category leader to meet that growing demand,” O'Mara said.
The company's investment in the food sector is in addition to those made in the beverage sector and in agritech in Kentucky. Here the Group owns more than 350 facilities. The opening of the plant is scheduled for the end of 2023.
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