NASHVILLE, Tenn . – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) officials noted today that the food processing company has completed an expansion at its existing operations in Union City.

Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies, has invested an additional $87.6 million and is expected to create approximately 230 jobs by the end of 2020 as part of the expansion.

The company has added an additional 40,000 square feet and new production lines to the Union City plant. The expansion began earlier this year, but announcements and construction have experienced delays due to the global pandemic.

This is the company’s second expansion in Union City since 2017, when it announced an $80 million investment. Tyson employs more than 1,600 in Obion County. Its Union City complex supplies chicken for a national foodservice customer. Tyson also operates facilities in Goodlettsville, Newbern, Shelbyville and Humboldt, employing more than 5,500 in Tennessee.

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