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Tyson Foods has officially broken ground on an expansion project at its Caseyville prepared foods facility in the US that will increase automation and create 250 new jobs. Tyson Foods leadership, along with state and local officials, celebrated the $180 million investment project that will help meet growing demand for Tyson Foods’ iconic Hillshire Farm and Jimmy Dean branded products. The first line is expected to begin production this fall with the expansion set to be completed in the summer of 2023.
Noelle O’Mara, Group President, Prepared Foods, Tyson Foods said, “With automated warehousing and robotics at the heart of the project, we’re looking forward to its full completion.”
The project will be completed in phases with the majority of work being complete by summer 2023. The Caseyville plant currently produces Hillshire Farm and Jimmy Dean products and the 170,000 square foot expansion will specifically allow a larger production of grab-n-go snacking and breakfast items.
The Caseyville facility employs 293 team members and paid more than $10 million in wages during its 2021 fiscal year. This builds on a significant economic impact generated with over $933 million in the state of Illinois.