Tyson completes sale of poultry operations in Alabama
Tyson Foods, Inc. has completed the sale of two of its
Alabama poultry plants and related support facilities.
As part of strategic efforts to reduce the production of commodity chicken,
Tyson has sold its processing plants in Ashland and Gadsden to Koch Foods
Incorporated of Park Ridge, Illinois. The sale also includes the company's
Talladega feed mill, as well as its Fairknoll and Empire hatcheries.
â€œWe determined it made sense to sell these commodity operations since our
company has become more focused on value-added chicken production, which
typically involves producing boneless, marinated or cooked products,â€ said Tyson
senior group vice president of Poultry and Prepared Foods, Bill Lovette. â€œOur
sincere thanks to the Team Members and communities associated with the
operations involved in the sale. We appreciate their support over the years and
hope these facilities continue to operate successfully.â€
The Gadsden and Ashland poultry complexes had been part of Tyson Foods for
more than 20 years.
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