Tyson Foods takes pride in enhancing the communities where we live and work—an effort proven by our brand new 325,000-square-foot facility in Danville, Virginia. Between the creation of nearly 400 new jobs and the output of 4 million pounds of premium quality Tyson® brand products packaged each week, the fully-cooked food production plant represents our strong commitment to the south-central Virginia region.
And the $300 million investment in the Danville community marks a monumental milestone for the company, as it is one of the most-automated plants to date. With innovation pilots and prototypes at scale, the facility brings together the goals of investing in the poultry business and operating as efficiently as possible. The technology helps to increase team member safety and maximize operational efficiency. It’s one more step toward delivering on our commitment to feeding the world!
Read on as government officials, local representatives and Tyson Foods leadership celebrate the grand opening of the Danville facility.
Glenn Youngkin | Virginia Governor
“The new Danville plant by Tyson Foods means nearly 400 new jobs for Virginians in Southside in a modernized environment built for the 21st century. The Commonwealth’s business climate, infrastructure, and skilled workforce facilitate a long-term partnership with Tyson Foods, and we thank the company for reinvesting in Virginia with its operation in Danville-Pittsylvania County.”
Donnie King | Tyson Foods President and CEO
“Danville represents a significant commitment to the region and we take our responsibility to enhance the communities where we live and work seriously. This plant is also a significant step toward our ongoing goal of operational excellence by investing in innovative technology and automation. This facility delivers on our commitment to ensuring best in class service for our customers and accelerating our long-term growth.”
Alonzo Jones | Danville, Virginia Mayor
“Today, we not only celebrate the opening of Tyson Foods at Cane Creek Centre but also acknowledge the significant milestones, partnerships, frameworks and groundwork that have led us to this pivotal moment. Together, we are crafting a brighter future for our community, and Tyson Foods is an integral part of that journey. As we cut the ribbon to this state-of-the-art facility, may it symbolize the continuation of our shared path toward a prosperous future.”
Wes Morris | Tyson Foods Group President, Poultry
“The combination of our team and technology at Danville will strengthen our ability to better meet demand for retail and foodservice fully-cooked Tyson brand products. The Danville plant incorporates the latest technology that brings real-time intelligence to our processes, products and workplace experience for team members.”
J. Lee Vogler | Danville, Virginia Councilman
“Our mission at the Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority is to bolster the economic foundation of our city and county by collaboratively developing, owning, and operating facilities. Today’s grand opening and ribbon cutting marks a milestone moment. Tyson Foods, known for feeding the world, is now woven into the fabric of Danville and Pittsylvania County. The prospect of being a part of such a global impact is genuinely exhilarating.”
To learn more about career opportunities at Danville and other Tyson Foods locations visit www.tysonfoods.com/careers.