Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) announced its poultry plant in Robards will be hiring about 90 additional workers as a result of an investment the company is making at the facility. The company will spend more than $8 million to install a new freezer and additional work stations.
“This investment will help us meet growing demand for our products,” said Noel White, president of poultry for Tyson Foods. “We’re very proud of our team members in Robards and are pleased to bring additional jobs to the community.”
The Robards plant produces individually quick frozen chicken packaged under the Tyson® brand for sale to retail customers throughout the region and nationally.
“The expansion of the Robards facility is good news for our workforce and our economy. I look forward to the company’s success in our region well into the future,” State Sen. Dorsey Ridley said.
To assist with the expansion, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) is providing qualified job tax credits for new capital investment through the Kentucky Business Investment program.
“We’re grateful to KEDFA and everything it has done to make this project possible,” White said. “We appreciate doing business in Kentucky and are glad we can invest in our Robards plant.”
The Robards plant was acquired by Tyson Foods in 1998. The facility currently employs about 1,200 people, generating an annual payroll of more than $38 million. In addition, the company spent more than $15 million to purchase Kentucky grain and paid family farmers more than $29 million to grow chickens to supply the plant during its 2014 fiscal year.
Those interested in employment with Tyson Foods are encouraged to visit TysonFoodsCareers.com, and complete an application.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest producers of chicken, beef, pork and prepared foods that include leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. The company was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to lead the business with his son, Don Tyson, guiding the company for many years and grandson, John H. Tyson, serving as the current chairman of the board of directors. Tyson Foods provides a wide variety of protein-based and prepared foods products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves, supplying customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. It has approximately 124,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.