Tyson Foods to invest $26 million in Vernon bacon plant

Tyson Foods to invest $26 million in Vernon bacon plant
The expansion is scheduled to be completed by March 2021. (Source: Tyson Foods Facebook page)

VERNON, Texas (TNN) - Tyson Foods announced a $26 million investment to expand production at the Vernon, Texas Wright Brand Bacon Plant.

The project will create 32 new jobs, bringing the total employment at the plant to more than 800.

“This project is great news for our plant, our community and our customers,” said Dane Bonfy, manager of the Wright Brand plant. “We love the Vernon community and look forward to growing our team with the additional positions and meeting the growing demand for our products.”

The expansion is scheduled to be completed by March 2021.

“I am extremely excited about the addition and enhancements to the Wright Brand facility in Vernon, Texas,” said Vernon Mayor Pam Gosline. “Adding jobs is nothing but great news for our community. Tyson Foods is and always has been a vital ingredient to the growth of Vernon, and we are very thankful to them for all they do for our community. Vernon is proud to be the home of Wright Brand Bacon since 1922.”

Bonfy says the hiring process for these new positions and other positions will start immediately.

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