Tyson Fresh Meats, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods, will build a food production plant in Salt Lake City, investing $300 million into the project. The facility is expected to create 800 jobs and will expand to 1,200 positions within three years after opening.
According to Area Development, the facility will be a case ready plant and will be involved in converting large cuts of beef and pork into steaks, chops, roasts and ground meat that are placed in retail trays, weighed and labeled to be shipped to retailers.
“We’re excited about building a new food plant in Utah and appreciate the state’s support and the exceptional people we’ve met,” says Nate Hodne, Senior Vice President and General Manager of case ready meats for Tyson Fresh Meats. “We believe Utah is a great location because of the availability of labor and property and the access to highways and rail. Once built, the new facility will help us meet growing demand for case ready meat in the western U.S.”