Tyson Foods plans to invest $27 million in one of its plants in western Iowa and hire another 350 works.
Tyson says its Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Council Bluffs will employ more than 1,400 people after the 55,000-square-foot addition is complete. The plant makes retail-ready beef and pork products.
Bob Mundt, president of the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce, says this is great news for the area’s economy.
The plant expansion is scheduled to be completed in July 2017.
In addition to the plant being expanded, Tyson has a pepperoni plant in Council Bluffs and a bacon plant across the river in Omaha, Nebraska. The three plants already employ more than 2,000 people.