Chicken processor Dorada Foods is planning to move into a former 180,000-square-foot Tyson Foods plant in Ponca City, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City-based Dorada will provide chicken products to McDonald's restaurants, and create 350 jobs.
"We are proud to become members of the Ponca City business community, and look forward to becoming a model of corporate citizenship," said Dorada Chairman and CEO Ed Sanchez. "With an anticipated economic impact of several million dollars in payroll alone, we will make a major economic contribution to the region where our employees will live, work, and play. We want our work force to be proud to call Dorada Foods their employer."
Dorada is a joint venture between Lopez Foods of Oklahoma City and Tyson, which is based in Springdale, Arkansas. Tyson is one of the world's biggest processors of chicken, beef, and pork. Lopez Foods produces similar products for customers including Burger King, Costco, Kroger's, Sam's Club, Sonic, Target, and Walmart.