The expansion project will represent a $58 million capital investment within the Seguin community.
“We’re excited about the expansion project at Seguin which is part of our commitment to meet increasing customer and consumer demand for Tyson chicken, while delivering on our strategy of accelerating long-term growth,” said David Bray, group president of poultry for Tyson Foods.
The expansion project at the company’s Seguin, Texas, poultry facility will increase production capacity of chicken products for foodservice customers. The facility employs approximately 550 people and paid more than $38 million in wages during its 2021 fiscal year, including more than $16 million to farmers who raise chickens for Tyson.
“Since 1989, Tyson has helped to create excellent employment opportunities for our residents, has served as a great community partner, and has helped to grow Seguin's economic base. We are very excited by this announcement and look forward to continuing our long and mutually beneficial relationship,” said Seguin Mayor Donna Dodgen.
The Seguin Tyson facility is currently 108,836 square feet and is located at 1200 W. Kingsbury Street in Seguin. The expansion project will add an additional 40,000 square feet to the facility and will include the purchase and installation of new, state-of-the-art machinery and equipment to better serve Tyson consumers and customers.
Seguin City Manager Steve Parker said in response to the company’s expansion: “Tyson Foods is an exemplary corporate citizen, continuously contributing to the betterment of our community. We are very excited about this expansion project and are proud that they have chosen to grow their footprint within the City of Seguin.”
The Seguin plant was a recipient of a U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Clean Water Award in 2019.
This Seguin project represents the second expansion project Tyson Foods has announced in October. On October 6, it was announced that the company was expanding its poultry plant in Vicksburg, Mississippi. That expansion represents a $61 million investment.