investment increases automation, creates 250 new jobs and seven new production lines
has officially broken ground on an expansion project at its
prepared foods facility that will increase automation and create 250 new jobs.
leadership, along with state and local officials, celebrated the
investment project that will help meet growing demand for
branded products. The first line is expected to begin production this fall with the expansion set to be completed in the summer of 2023.
"We're thrilled to celebrate the expansion of our
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
, Group President,
. "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
plant currently produces
® 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
City of Caseyville
and the state, including Governor
"I am thrilled to celebrate the expansion of
facility thanks to our EDGE credit program," said Governor JB Pritzker. "
will be expanding their regional footprint by 170,000 square feet and over 250 new jobs with a total investment of
in this community.
's decision to expand in
speaks to our strengths in manufacturing, our world-class infrastructure, and our abundant - and highly talented - workforce."
facility employs 293 team members and paid more than
in wages during its 2021 fiscal year.This builds on a significant economic impact generated with over
in the state of
recently raised total compensation for team members, including raising hourly wages at the facility to at least
an hour.Interested applicants can visit https://www.tysonfoods.com/careersto leamore about
's career paths.
Tyson Foods, Inc.
(NYSE: TSN) is one of the world's largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by
John W. Tyson
and grown under four generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®.
innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it's available and raise the world's expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in
, the company had approximately 137,000 team members on
Oct. 2, 2021
. Through its Core Values,
strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com.
Media Contact: Mayci Blankenship| 479-422-6636