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November 12, 2021

 

Tyson Foods soon will be adding protein to Bowling Green’s economic diet.

The Arkansas-based company, the nation’s largest meat and poultry producer, announced Thursday that it plans to build a 400,000-square-foot plant in the Kentucky Transpark for production of Jimmy Dean brand products and Wright Brand bacon.

According to a news release from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, Tyson is investing $355 million in the plant, which is expected to eventually employ 450 people.

Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ron Bunch said Tyson’s location on a 69-acre site near the new Ball Corp. plant in the Transpark represents the largest initial investment made by an employer in that industrial park.

“Tyson is a great company, and this represents a diversification of the local economy,” Bunch said. “We’re building on the food cluster that is already in the area.”

Bunch expects Tyson to break ground for the plant in early 2022 and begin operations in 2023.

According to a news release from Tyson, the plant will feature robotics and automated technologies to increase production efficiency and enhance safety.

 

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