Tyson Foods Plans $61M Vicksburg Expansion

Tyson Foods Plans $61M Vicksburg Expansion
The Tyson Foods Inc. logo. The company is planning a $61 million expansion of its plant in Vicksburg, Mississippi. (Tyson Foods)

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Wednesday that it would invest $61 million to expand its poultry operations in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

The expansion will create 50 new jobs at the plant, which has approximately 500 employees and produces fully cooked chicken products. Tyson Foods also recently raised its hourly rate for workers to $15 at the facility.

The expansion is expected to be completed by the summer.

“The demand for convenient, high-quality chicken products continues to grow and there is no brand more trusted than Tyson — we are pleased to invest in our business as we invest in the great state of Mississippi,” David Bray, Tyson Foods’ group president of poultry said in a news release. “We’d like to thank the Mississippi Development Authority and Warren County for their assistance and support of this project.”