Tyson Foods Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Williams Sausage Co. Inc. of Union City, Tenn., both companies announced. Williams Sausage Company employs approximately 500 employees and provides fresh and fully cooked sausage, bacon, and sandwiches to retail and foodservice customers.
The acquisition would further increase Tyson Foods’ presence in western Tennessee. The processor already owns processing facilities in Union City (expanded in 2020) and Newbern, and it opened a $425 million, 370,000-square-foot poultry complex in Humboldt, Tenn., in 2021.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and the transaction is still subject to approval by U.S. regulators.