Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world’s largest food companies, plans to reestablish operations in Richland County, South Carolina. The $55 million investment will create 330 jobs including 160 positions associated with the company’s former operations.
Located at 1970 Bluff Road in Columbia, Tyson plans to transform the facility into a meat portioning and packing operation. Operations are expected to begin in May 2021.
“We’re pleased to bring operations back to Columbia and are very grateful for the strong state and local support we’ve received for this project. Once operational, this new facility will help us meet growing demand from our retail customers with high-quality, pre-cut, pre-packaged fresh beef and pork,” said Tyson Fresh Meats (the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods) Senior Vice President and General Manager, Portioned Protein Innovation Team, Nate Hodne.
As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $500,000 Set-Aside grant for costs related to this project.
“When a company decides to invest in South Carolina, it speaks volumes about our business environment and workforce. I am excited to see what the future has in store for Tyson Foods and their revamped operations in Richland County,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.