Tyson Foods has announced it will invest $355 million to build a 400,000-sq-ft manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky. The facility will produce Jimmy Dean and Wright Brand bacon products and is expected to create 450 full-time jobs. The company projects construction will be complete in late 2023.
Tyson, which currently employs more than 3,900 people in Kentucky, has prepared foods operations in Claryville and poultry operations in Albany and Robards.
“We are excited to be a part of the Warren County and Kentucky communities that will help us continue to provide the iconic Wright Brand and Jimmy Dean products our consumers and customers desire,” says Noelle O’Mara, group president, prepared foods for Tyson Foods. “As people actively look to add more protein to their diets, Tyson is uniquely positioned as a category leader to meet that growing demand.”
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“Today, I am proud to announce one of the largest investments in Warren County’s history, and this is a community that has had no shortage of economic success in recent years,” adds Governor Andy Beshear. “Tyson Foods has a longstanding presence in the commonwealth, and its leaders’ vision for the future will make the company a great fit for Bowling Green and the surrounding region.”
“Job creation of this magnitude by Tyson Foods is an investment in the future of the people of Bowling Green,” Bowling Green Mayor Todd Alcott says. “Tyson Foods is a highly recognizable symbol in homes across the world, and we are excited to now call them a member of our community. We appreciate Tyson Foods’ investment in our community and the high-quality opportunities they will bring to our citizens.”