Tyson Foods is reopening their South Carolina plant – and, bringing hundreds of jobs to the Midlands.
The facility, located on Bluff Road in Columbia, will be producing pre-packaged beef and pork and is expected to begin production in May.
The total investment of the Tyson Foods plant should reach $55 million over the next three to five years. Tyson Foods received tax cuts and exemptions from the state in exchange for the reopening of the facility.
The Columbia-based facility will employ 330 people to carry out its operations and will be paying them a slightly higher wage than before.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is also thrilled about the reopening of the facility saying in a statement that “Tyson Foods’ initial $42 million investment, and the 330 jobs that will result from it, will help continue South Carolina’s tremendous economic growth. We look forward to continuing our state’s fruitful partnership with Tyson and to their continued commitment to South Carolina and our people.”