Former Tyson plant now in use by U-Haul
Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Buffalo, New York, closed at the beginning of 2015
A former Tyson Foods plant in Buffalo, New York, has found a new purpose as a facility for U-Haul.
According to the Buffalo News, U-Haul has purchased and repurposed the plant, which was used to process hot dogs, sausage and hams, into a multi-purpose facility where customers can rent trucks and vans. The building also features a showroom where moving supplies are available.
The company will continue to modify the building, with plans to add climate-controlled storage units there.
Tyson Foods announced in 2014 that it would close not only the plant in Buffalo, but also in Cherokee, Iowa, and Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The Buffalo facility's last day of operation was January 3, 2015.
Donnie King, who at the time was president of Tyson Prepared Foods, said the plants had been struggling financially, and that the company “concluded it no longer makes business sense to keep them open.”
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