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Tyson Foods Distribution Expands Distribution Hub In Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

07/07/2017
Tyson Foods Distribution Center will expand its facility in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The company plans to create 114 full-time jobs.

The company plans to add 164,000 square feet to its existing 182,000 square-foot-facility in Highridge Business Park in Cass Township, Schuylkill County. Tyson is committed to investing at least $59.7 million on the project and create 114 new jobs over the next three years.

“This expansion will allow us to better service our customers, and ship our complete portfolio of protein-packed brands from one distribution center,” said Gregg Uecker, Senior Vice President of Network planning and Integration at Tyson Foods.

“New technology will also improve team member safety, while reducing our carbon footprint. We thank the Department of Community and Economic Development for their help on this project, and continued support of our efforts to grow in the community,” he added.

As an incentive, Tyson Warehousing Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods, received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $46,400 WEDnet grant and $228,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.

Governor Tom Wolf said, “The company is investing heavily in its future in Pennsylvania with its own $59.7 million capital investment. The I-81 corridor has become an extremely attractive location for food processors, and I applaud Tyson Foods for choosing to grow right here in Pennsylvania.”

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with the Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation.

“It is always a great bit of news when an existing employer in Schuylkill County announces an expansion of their facility because it reflects their confidence in our community, our local, county and state elected officials and our local workforce,” said Steve Field, Chairman of SEDCO. “We are excited about their plans and the employment impacts that will come as a result of the expansion.”

“I’m excited that Tyson has decided to expand its operation in Schuylkill County and add 114 jobs in my legislative district,” said Representative Neal Goodman. “This announcement shows how government and the private sector can work together for everyone’s benefit. It is always a pleasure to work with SEDCO and Governor Wolf’s economic development team to help our economy.”

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