Tyson Foods Converting South Carolina Plant

The company plans to reopen an idle Tyson-owned facility as part of its consumer-ready products strategy.

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Tyson Foods is repurposing the plant capacity of its Columbia, S.C., facility and converting it into a meat-cutting facility that will produce retail-ready, portioned packages of sliced, fresh beef, and pork, as well as ground beef, for grocery and club stores in the eastern U.S.

Initially, Tyson will invest approximately $42 million to transform the facility into a meat portioning and packaging operation that is expected to begin production this May. Over the next three to five years, the company plans to invest another $13 million in additional improvements and production equipment at the facility, which will employ 330 people, more than double the number of team members who worked at the facility when it closed in August 2020.

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