Tyson putting $60M in Penn­syl­va­nia hub

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BUSINESS & FARM - — Nathan Owens

Tyson Foods Inc. is in­vest­ing $59.7 mil­lion to ex­pand its dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ter in Pottsville, Pa., as part of the com­pany’s plan for growth and ef­fi­ciency. Ex­pan­sion will be­gin this sum­mer with a 164,000-square­foot ad­di­tion to the north­east­ern lo­ca­tion. Con­struc­tion is sched­uled for com­ple­tion by late 2018, cre­at­ing 114 jobs — nearly dou­bling the cen­ter’s work­force to 220 jobs.

The Pottsville dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ter serves re­tail and food-ser­vice cus­tomers through­out the north­east re­gion in­clud­ing, but not lim­ited to, Maine, New York, Con­necti­cut and Vir­ginia.

“The I-81 cor­ri­dor has be­come an ex­tremely at­trac­tive lo­ca­tion for food pro­ces­sors, and I ap­plaud Tyson Foods for choos­ing to grow right here,” Penn­syl­va­nia Gov, Tom Wolf said in a state­ment.

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