Tyson Foods opened its new poultry complex in Humboldt, Tennessee. The USD425m project, which includes a processing plant, feed mill, and hatchery, represents Tyson’s biggest investment in Tennessee and the single largest corporate investment ever in Gibson County. It is Tyson Foods’ first new poultry facility in 25 years. Several hundred workers have been hired so far and are being trained for the start of production later this month. The processing plant, which is expected to employ more than 1,500 team members by 2023, is located within the Gibson County Industrial Park and will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for retail grocery stores nationwide beginning in late April, according to a press release.
“Tyson Foods started as a small family poultry business more than 85 years ago, and today we are a recognized leader in protein,” said John R. Tyson, chief sustainability officer and member of the Tyson Family. “We are incredibly proud to make western Tennessee the home of our and look forward to being part of the community and supporting the local economy.”