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Hanover’s Perspective

Tyson Foods Completes $14 Million Expansion

Tyson Foods Inc. recently expanded at their Hanover County processing plant hiring an additional 120 employees and investing $14 million in new equipment.  The new investment was necessary to increase the production capacity to meet new customer contracts and improve operational efficiencies.

Tyson Food’s Hanover County plant is located off Route 33 north of I-295 where they have been a corporate resident since 1954.  The Hanover facility has undergone numerous expansions over their five decades in operation.  Today the plant specializes in products ranging from whole chickens,  packaged wings and chicken breasts for customers ranging from local sports pubs and fast food chain restaurants to national food distributors and overseas markets in Asia.

Tyson Food’s consistent growth and the growing demand for poultry in the New England and Mid Atlantic markets required Tyson Foods to choose Hanover County for their expansion over other processing plants in the US.  Plant Manager, Tommy Waters said, “The strategic location, local tax structure and available workforce made the decision to expand in Hanover County, Virginia an easy choice”.  Tyson Foods will be working with the Virginia Department of Business Assistance in providing training services for new employees hired.

Learn more about Tyson Food's recent announcement through the Richmond Times-Dispatch.