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Tyson Foods Unveils Major Bacon Facility in Kentucky

Tyson’s New Venture in Bowling Green

Tyson Foods has recently opened a new bacon production facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with an investment of $355 million. This 400,000-square-foot plant marks a significant expansion in Tyson’s production capabilities.

Enhancing Production and Job Creation

The facility is set to produce approximately two million pounds of bacon each week, including well-known brands like Jimmy Dean and Wright, catering to both retail and foodservice markets. Announced initially in late 2021, this plant is also a major source of employment in the region, providing nearly 450 jobs.

Meeting Consumer Demand

Melanie Boulden, Group President of Prepared Foods and Chief Growth Officer at Tyson, noted the increasing consumer demand for bacon. She stated that this new facility would not only cater to this demand but also drive innovation in the bacon category.

Educational Collaboration

Furthering its commitment to workforce development, Tyson Foods has partnered with Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College. This collaboration aims to offer technical training to its workforce, including a specialised robotics lab.