Chicken company plans $20M in upgrades to Vicksburg plant

Published 10:59 am Sunday, May 27, 2018

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A chicken company plans $20 million in upgrades to a central Mississippi plant.

The Vicksburg Post reports that Tyson Foods discussed its plans for its Bovina plant recently with Warren County supervisors.

The county is considering tax abatements worth $2.2 million for work already done at the plant.

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Tyson’s Charlie Terrell says the company is upgrading hot water for two manufacturing lines, as well as improving pollution control.

Terrell says Arkansas-based Tyson plans to increase capacity on two lines next year, adding new freezers and fryers.

The 550-worker plant takes chicken slaughtered elsewhere and makes prepared foods such as chicken tenders and wings. Tyson bought it in 1991.