Tyson Foods will invest $48 million in its poultry plant in Pine Bluff, Ark., for enhanced processing of certain value-added products as well as automated packaging.
The project will increase the capacity of the plant’s fully cooked processing lines for products including chicken tenders, chicken strips, boneless and bone-in wings, and air-fried products. The investment will also add automated processes to packaging lines. Tyson estimates that 70 jobs will be added as a result of the improvements.
Opened in 1991, the Pine Bluff plant makes fully cooked chicken products for foodservice and retail.
“The demand for convenient, high-quality chicken products continues to grow, and we’re investing in projects that meet the needs of our customers and consumers,” said Donnie King, Chief Operating Officer and Group President, Poultry for Tyson Foods.