Storms disrupt production at two Tyson poultry plants

Tyson Foods facilities in two states had operations disrupted due to storms that occurred over the weekend.

Roy Graber Headshot
(Tyson Foods)
(Tyson Foods)

Tyson Foods poultry plants in two states had operations disrupted due to storms that occurred over the weekend.

The affected plants are in Vienna, Georgia, and Rogers, Arkansas.

Tyson Foods spokesman Derek Burleson confirmed in an email that the administration area of its poultry plant in Vienna was damaged on October 19, and the company was assessing that damage. The facility was not operating at the time the storm took place, and there were no injuries.

According to a report from WMAZ, the roof collapsed in the administration area of the building.

The Vienna plant remained idled as of October 21.

Meanwhile, another storm that struck over the weekend in Arkansas resulted in power outages at the Tyson Foods facility in Rogers. Acting plant manager Scotty Sappenfield told 5 News the first shift at the plant was cancelled on October 21, but the second shift would report to work at the regularly scheduled time. Burleson said the storm's impact was limited to power outages and there were no damages to the plant.

Tyson Foods in 2015 made more than $110 million in improvements to the poultry plant in Vienna, and added about 500 jobs there, as part of an ongoing plan to maximize efficiencies and meet growing demand for its products.

Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, Tyson Foods is the largest broiler company in the United States and the second largest in the world. In addition to being a leader in broiler production, Tyson Foods is a major producer of turkey, beef and pork products, and has recently entered the alternative proteins sector.

Tyson Foods also ranks third in the United States and ninth globally among animal feed producers, according to the Feed Strategy Top Companies rankings.


Page 1 of 34
Next Page