Chicken processor George's Inc. has agreed to make capital improvements to the Harrisonburg, Va., Tyson Foods Inc. plant it purchased on May 7, in order to settle an antitrust lawsuit.


According to the Department of Justice, the settlement requires George's to increase the plant's chicken processing capacity. Improvements being made include the installation of a special freezer and deboning equipment. The original lawsuit, filed by the Justice Department, said the deal to purchase the plant would reduce competition in the area to the industry's detriment.