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Protein Company Invests $20M Into Facility In Newbern, TN


Tyson Foods is investing more than $20 million into a Newbern, Tennessee, facility by expanding its production capabilities, building an employee wellness center and constructing an independent roadway for production transportation.

“This project has already proven to be instrumental to facility performance, as we continue to meet increased demand for our Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm and other category-leading products,” said Stewart Glendinning, president of prepared foods.

The first phase of the project broke ground in April 2021 with a 21,000-square-foot expansion to the facility’s barn, with a completed total of 60,625 square feet. The expanded space provides a 20 percent increase in capacity at the facility that employs more than 600 employees.

The final two phases of the project are currently underway, with expected completion in early 2023. A new independent roadway complete with a guard shack will create separate access for transporting livestock to the facility, which will enhance safety measures.

Additionally, a new employee well-being building, complete with office space, conference area, break room, restrooms and changing rooms, will encourage healthy lifestyles for personal and professional development.

“I’m thrilled to celebrate our investment in our Newbern Prepared Foods plant with our hard-working, dedicated team members,” said Stan Welch, plant manager at Tyson Foods. “These improvements reaffirm our dedication to the broader Tyson Foods mission to produce quality food products and strive to be the most sought-after place to work.”

Most recently, the company announced it was giving more than 90,000 hourly U.S. team members approximately $50 million in year-end bonuses to thank them for their work throughout the past year. Tyson Foods offers employees the tools and resources they need, such as job training, competitive compensation, benefits and life skills training.  

Interested applicants can visit tysonfoods.com/careers.

For additional news about Tyson Foods from The Shelby Report, click here.

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