Seguin, Texas- The City of Seguin, the Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and Tyson Foods, Inc. announced today that Tyson Foods, Inc. will expand its facility in Seguin, Texas to increase production capacity to meet increasing demand for Tyson chicken. The expansion project will represent a $58 million capital investment within the Seguin community.
“We’re excited about the expansion project at Seguin which is part of our commitment to meet increasing customer and consumer demand for Tyson chicken, while delivering on our strategy of accelerating long-term growth,” said David Bray, Group President of Poultry for Tyson Foods.
The expansion project at the company’s Seguin, Texas, poultry facility will increase production capacity of chicken products for foodservice customers. The facility employs approximately 550 people and paid more than $38 million in wages during its 2021 fiscal year, including more than $16 million to farmers who raise chickens for Tyson.
“Since 1989, Tyson has helped to create excellent employment opportunities for our residents, has served as a great community partner, and has helped to grow Seguin's economic base. We are very excited by this announcement and look forward to continuing our long and mutually beneficial relationship,” said Donna Dodgen, Seguin Mayor.
The Seguin Tyson facility is currently 108,836 square feet and is located at 1200 W Kingsbury Street in Seguin. The expansion project will add an additional 40,000 square feet to the facility and will include the purchase and installation of new, state-of-the-art machinery and equipment to better serve Tyson consumers and customers.
Seguin City Manager, Steve Parker said in response to the company’s expansion, “Tyson Foods is an exemplary corporate citizen, continuously contributing to the betterment of our community. We are very excited about this expansion project and are proud that they have chosen to grow their footprint within the City of Seguin.”
ABOUT TYSON FOODS, INC.
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp®, and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 139,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit TYSONFOODS.COM to learn more.
ABOUT THE SEGUIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (SEDC)
The Seguin Economic Development Corporation was created by voters in 1994 as a Type A Corporation under state law. The Seguin Economic Development Corporation works to promote Seguin as a premiere destination for businesses looking to expand or relocate and also works with existing businesses to help facilitate growth. The SEDC receives a quarter-cent portion of Seguin’s sales tax to attract primary jobs and create wealth within the community. The SEDC targets key industries such as advanced technology and manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, biomedical, energy and technology