Tyson broke ground on the site of the company’s new case ready beef and pork facility.
(Tyson Foods photo)
Steve Stouffer, president of Tyson Fresh Meats; Nate Hodne, senior vice president, Portioned Protein Innovations; and officials from Eagle Mountain City and the state of Utah broke ground on the site of the company's new case ready beef and pork facility.
The $300 million project is expected to initially create more than 800 local jobs and expand to 1,200 positions within three years after opening.
"We congratulate Tyson on breaking ground in Eagle Mountain City," said Val Hale, executive director of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development. "The future of the company in Utah is bright, and we're appreciative of the new jobs and corporate citizenship Tyson will bring to Utah Valley and the state."
"Eagle Mountain City is thrilled to welcome Tyson Fresh Meats to our community," said Mayor Tom Westmoreland. "Tyson has proven to be a great partner already. We look forward to the completion of this facility and the job opportunities and economic benefit it will bring."
"We are excited to join the Eagle Mountain City community, and in addition to bringing jobs to the area we look forward to being both a supportive community and business partner," said Stouffer. "We're ready to get involved and be a part of what makes Eagle Mountain City a great place to live."
The case ready plant will be located in the Pole Canyon development at the southwest end of Eagle Mountain City and is expected to open as soon as 2021.