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Tyson Foods Inc. Expands Macon, Georgia, Distribution Center

Tyson Foods Inc. will invest $59 million to expand its distribution center at I-75 Business Park in Macon, Georgia.

The project, which will begin this summer, includes a 152,000-square foot addition to its existing facility. The expansion, which is to be completed in late 2018, is expected to add more than 100 associates and bringing total employment at the distribution center to almost 240.

“The expansion of our Macon distribution center is part of our focus on continuous improvement and commitment to customer service,” said Gregg Uecker, Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Integration.

“This expansion will allow us to ship our complete portfolio of protein-packed brands to customers from one distribution center, while also improving team member safety and reducing our carbon footprint. It’s great news for our customers, our community, our team members and our environment,” he added.

The Macon distribution center currently serves retail and foodservice customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

“Tyson Foods has been a great “Partner in the Park” in our 1-75 Business Park. Their core values and strong commitment to community outreach aligns with ours,” said MBCIA Chairman Cliffard Whitby. “This new business expansion provides an even greater impact to our burgeoning reputation as a national ‘City of Transformation’. We are helping businesses to transform as they expand in our business-friendly environment.”

“I’m delighted to thank Tyson Foods for their continued and expanding investment in our community, and for recognizing the benefit our location in the state and southeast has on their operation,” says Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert. “We are the hub city of Middle Georgia, and it’s becoming more apparent to business and industry that we serve as one for this entire region of the United States.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson said, “The growth of our existing industries is critically important to our state’s overall economic well-being.”


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