Tyson Foods Inc. announced plans to expand its poultry processing operations here, creating 78 new jobs in the 2010. The company will invest $626,000 in new equipment to relocate chicken deboning lines from Arkansas and Missouri to its 130,000 square-foot facility in Harrison County.
The Corydon branch of the Fortune 500 company, which produces more than 127 million pounds of fried, marinated and rotisserie chicken per year for grocery store delis, employs 650 workers and plans to begin hiring additional production associates immediately.
Founded in 1935, Tyson Foods provides products to customers in more than 90 countries. The company has more than 300 locations around the world employing approximately 107,000 associates, including nearly 3,000 across its three Indiana facilities. In 2008, the company recorded $26.9 billion in revenue.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Tyson Foods, Inc. up to $160,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. The Harrison County Economic Development Corporation will provide Tyson Foods an additional $50,000 toward workforce training and other expenses to assist with the expansion.