Tyson Foods to invest $320M in new chicken plant in Kansas
September 6, 2017
TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. will invest $320 million in a new chicken-processing plant in northeastern Kansas employing 1,600 people so that it can keep up with a growing consumer demand for fresh poultry, the company and state officials announced Tuesday.
The Springdale, Arkansas-based meat producer unveiled its plans during a news conference in Tonganoxie with Gov. Sam Brownback and other state and local officials. The company plans to build the plant outside the town of around 5,300 residents about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Kansas City and expects it to be open in m...